When Kelvin returns to his childhood home on the southern coast of New South Wales, he discovers the town is a haven for people like him who are on the run from their pasts. He meets Jessica, a lawyer who has escaped the city, and Carl, an enigmatic American farmer. Both are pursuing new lives and causes inspired by the extraordinary landscape around them, but Kelvin begins to see the darker side of the environmental debate when he becomes drawn into a community of anti-logging activists. When his relationship with Jessica intensifies and eventually implodes, Kelvin makes a decision with devastating consequences for all of them.
- Electronic book text
- 01 Jan 2008
- University of Queensland Press