Grace first met her lover, Nate, as a teenager, their bond forged in the corridors and waiting rooms where siblings of cancer patients sit on the sidelines. Now an adult, for Grace, nursing is a comforting world of science and certainty. But the paediatric ward is also a place of miracles and heartbreak and, when faced with a dramatic emergency, Grace is confronted with memories of her sister’s illness. Heading south to Lake Clifton and the haunts of her childhood, Grace discovers that a stone cast across a lake sends out ripples long after the stone has gone.
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK
‘breathtaking, tender and affirming’ Brenda Walker
‘Haunting and poetic in places, this novel deftly illuminates the looping effect of childhood illness and trauma on future lives.’ Books+Publishing
‘… a thoughtful, wise and wholly engaging story.’ ANZ LitLovers
‘This book is so much more than mere paper and words.’ Fremantle Shipping News
‘Elegantly crafted and deeply absorbing …’ West Australian
City of Fremantle Hungerford Award (Winner 2020)