The Olive Grove
An evocative short story from an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author.
An evocative short story from an internationally acclaimed, prize-winning author.Five-year-old Emily is in Menton, France, where her father is on a Katherine Mansfield Fellowship. Both touching and thoughtful, the story follows her emerging perception of the adult world, a world already foreign to her New Zealand eyes. With a nod to Mansfield's tone and imagery, and to her story 'The Dove's Nest', Grimshaw explores the protean nature of personality, shifting identities and masks.
The accessible and endearing viewpoint of five-year-old Emily leads us into this clever story and its many layers.