Avondale explores the idea of childhood through an adult perspective by the use of myth, folklore, and magical realism. Influences of myths from around the world intermingle with personal memory, and create a universal interpretation of life's journey. These memories are complied and formed into the persona of Amy Avondale, who creates the fictional town of Avondale in her mind.
The concept of the Hero Journey, where magical stages coincide with the development of the protagonist's self-discovery, were a major influence on the events that occur in Avondale. Events include contemplation of the transitional stages of life, collecting memories that live inside of river water and family heirlooms, fortune telling, and the reliving of childish acts.
Objects of Ancestry
On The Fog Line
Belly of the Whale
Waiting For Amy
The Last Glance
Thread of Fate
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