What an irresistible novel; a story full of stories. Start for the mystery but stay for the powerful words and the spaces between them.
Jasmine is an Indigenous lawyer who takes her mother, Della, on a tour of English literary sites. Their relationship is, like those within most families, filled with unspoken thoughts. Triggered by the disappearance of an English child while they are there, the story of the disappearance of Jasmine’s sister – Della’s daughter – and its impact is slowly revealed.
The story is about discovery, listening, understanding and acceptance; about going away to find home again. It is engrossing and moved me to tears in some places. Larissa Behrendt sure can weave a spell with her words. Highly recommended.
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