Sara is 20, living in a state of perpetual terror. She hasn't left the family home for five years. Her father is a painter of erratic genius and her stepmother left the family. Against the backdrop of the peaceful coastal town of Narooma, this family drama unfolds as secrets are ripped open and strength discovered in unlikely places.
Bestselling fantasy author Kate Forsyth's first mainstream novel - an unputdownable, beautifully written story of a family in crisis. Sara is 20, living in a state of perpetual terror, consulting the tarot for comfort which doesn't come. She hasn't left the family home for the past five years. Her father, Gus is a painter of erratic genius with an easy charm for women. Her stepmother got bored and left them all: Gus, Sara, her brothers Steve and the twins, and her own wayward daughter Teresa. Then one terrible storm-whipped night Gus doesn't come home. His body is found dangling from a cliff-face. Astonishingly, he is still alive. Against the backdrop of the peaceful coastal farming town of Narooma, this rich family drama unfolds as secrets are ripped open and surprising strength discovered in the most unlikely places ...Is any price too high for art? Are there currents in our lives that sweep us into waters deeper than we could have imagined, beyond our control?
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