Synopses & Reviews
Paperback edition of this Booker Shortlisted title by the Australian born author of "Cloudstreet" and "Blood and Water". After making their way around most of Europe, Scully and his wife, Jennifer, decide to buy a dilapidated cottage in Ireland. While Scully labours to make it habitable, his wife and daughter are in Australia tying up loose ends. When he arrives at the airport to pick them up only his small daughter gets off the plane. So begins their journey across Europe in search of the wife Scully comes to realise he did not really know. "Tim Winton's raw and vibrant language makes the senses jump... It is concentrated, passionate and full of desperation...invigorating writing."
Fred Scully has decided to leave Australia to carve a new life for himself and his young family in Ireland. He labours alone to make their dilapidated cottage habitable, but when he arrives at the airport to pick up his wife and child, only his small daughter steps off the plane. So begins Scully's desperate odyssey across Europe, searching for the one person he thought he'd never lose.
'A brilliant reflection on the instability of personality and memory' Daily Telegraph
'Makes the senses jump. Concentrated, passionate, invigorating' Independent