Set in the nineteenth century, this is a powerful tale of a young woman's emotional and physical journey, and a touching exploration of the legacy created by one's actions in life.
Gail Jones lives in Sydney and teaches at the University of Western Sydney. Her books have won numerous literary awards in Australia. She is the author of two collections of short stories and five novels including Sixty Lights which was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Dreams of Speaking and Sorry, both of which were longlisted for the Orange Prize.
"A very special novel indeed" -- Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski *
Independent on Sunday *
"Jones has a flair for luminous and accurate prose... A passionate book" * Guardian *
"Gem-like, lyrical portrait of a girl growing-up" -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
"Reads like a luminous album of photographs marked by an almost unbearable sadness" * Weekend Australian *
"An immensely well crafted novel" * Sunday Independent *