Featured in

  • Published 20110301
  • ISBN: 9781921656996
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

IF ASKED THEN why I had not returned to London I could have – would have – given several clear reasons that, looking back, I recognised as mere rationalisations; transient structures of thought that clear a space for some deeper instinct or intuition to do its work. I didn’t go back because it felt right not to; because some inchoate resistance – some feeling that didn’t need a name and would never acquire one – welled up in my chest and said stay.

Sometimes you just did things. You surprised even yourself.

Already a subscriber? Sign in here

If you are an educator or student wishing to access content for study purposes please contact us at griffithreview@griffith.edu.au

Share article

About the author

Amanda Lohrey

Amanda Lohrey writes fiction and non-fiction. She is the author of several novels, including the award-winning Camille's Bread, and two Quarterly Essays. Her most...

More from this edition

Death and distraction

MemoirSelected for The Best Australian Essays 2011HER SUBJECT IS distraction. She's written a book about it, published by one of those intimidating American academic...

We, the populists

EssayIN OCTOBER 2010 Australia's Director of Military Prosecutions, Brigadier Lyn McDade, brought charges against three Australian soldiers, resulting from an incident in which six...

Stay up to date with the latest, news, articles and special offers from Griffith Review.