“Generationally, Friends and Dark Shapes evokes the bone-deep precarity of Fiona Wright’s essays and Briohny Doyle’s millennial memoir Adult Fantasy [ . . . ] These stories of others at first dominate the book, then recede (but never disappear) as the narrator’s memories rise to the surface, becoming the focus. The effect is an intricately observed mosaic that comes together to represent a multi-faceted story of a Sydney that is forever evolving, in ways both positive and destructive [ . . . ] Kavita Bedford makes this process into an art form.”
Read the full review in In Daily.