Fairlight Moderns: Traveling in the Dark

Cover illustration for “Traveling in the Dark,” by Emma Timpany. It was commissioned as part of the Fairlight Moderns series by Fairlight Books, a publisher of literary short fiction.

From the publisher:

Travelling back to her home town with her young son, Sarah is ready to face up to what she ran away from ten years ago.

As delays and diversions force her to return to well-known places from her youth, Sarah reflects on the relationships with her family and the events of the past that have shaped her present.

Set in the wild, beautiful and unreliable landscape of southern New Zealand, Emma Timpany’s novella is an evocative story of a woman coming to terms with her past.

AD: Gabriele Gaizutyte/ Designer: Sara Wood