A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: “Lives of Ghosts” by Zoe Harrington

I can only just make out the image of Annie on the screen with our daughter, Maddie, propped on her lap. She must be getting heavy ,and I press down on my leg trying to remember what ‘heavy’ feels like? She’s almost 140cm tall. They’d marked it on the door at home. I will always…

Magical Realism by Zoe Harrington

Magical Realism, a term first coined by the art historian Franz Roh in 1925, describes a style of representation in art and literature which attempts “to portray the strange, the uncanny, the eerie, and the dreamlike – but not the fantastic – aspects of everyday reality.” It pervades the works of the political dissident author, Ma…