Underground Road by Sharon Kernot

By Sharon Kernot

Damien, Edith, Kenneth and Mary are citizens of a unmarried road whose lives are usual to the final measure and as such surround habit and household violence, quiet achievements and small acts of kindness and treachery. Jack and Mary, locked at uncomfortably shut quarters on Jack's retirement, chafe and sulk and be anxious. Edith reveals solace in her lonely existence taking part in the pokies. younger Damien, scared of his stepfather Marcus and the college bully, broods on revenge. And Kenneth, unhinged, wanders the streets. Lives intertwine and judgements are made. And the stress grows to its shattering climax. "'Underground Road' is a sharply political novel, highlighting uncomfortable yet worthy questions on justice, equity and human rights - particularly the rights of kids to stay thoroughly and be taken care of, to get pleasure from fulfilled and satisfied lives." - Francesca Rendle-Short

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In the NY hotel rm (they turn up again in Angst)—what good’s writing? ’’ Forgotten underlined three times, as if forgotten by three forgettings. To which add today the forgetting that followed upon these notes, interrupted for the time being by the finding of the ................. 16582$ $CH3 10-11-07 15:26:56 PS PAGE 35 post-it. Is this the fourth forgetting? How many forgettings does it take to forget, then to forget, then to forget about the forgetting? I remember the forgotten roses very well, backs straight him sprawled on the couch in room 91 them erect upright legs bunched together in the hotel vase saying we’ve been waiting for you red long-stemmed, showy, stout, vigorous roses, in the room I don’t see them as they are but for what they meant.

It was only many years later I noticed the Detail that gives us access to ‘‘The Metamorphosis’’ (‘‘Die Verwandlung’’) though it is perfectly obvious in the entryway where it vegetates and stinks, the eternal cadaver posted as a warning to the reader. But as it doesn’t call out or moan or squeak the avid visitor sweeps indifferently past the prophetic vignette and throws himself into the front room from which he doesn’t emerge alive. If only you’d read the warning Nothing wouldn’t have happened.

I wept. I should have taken out the lens. 27 the eye-patch ................. 16582$ $CH2 10-11-07 15:26:55 PS PAGE 27 * * * This whole story turns on an eye, now one of the eyes of one character, now one of the eyes of the other. This comment is totally extraneous to the story’s events. It belongs to the Tale. To the Tale, that is, version 2000. Before this date a thin sheet of soundproof glass slipped itself between the story’s events and the Tale. So long as I wore a contact lens (that is, one lens) I couldn’t tell.

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