Following the sudden end of her marriage, Annabelle Beck returns from Melbourne to the sanctuary of her old family home in North Queensland. There, on an archaeological survey, she discovers that the aboriginal field officer, Bo Rennie, knows her from her childhood. Immediately intrigued, Annabelle finds herself increasingly captivated by Bo's modest assurance that he holds the key to her future. She sets out with him on a path of discovery that leads back to her childhood and to the uncovering of family secrets that have lain buried for a generation or more: secrets about the links between their ancestors and the stealing of Bo's grandmother's land; secrets that force them to question whether their love can survive.
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Alex Miller was born in London in 1936 but at 17 left alone for Australia, where he now lives. His four previous novels include Conditions Of Faith (Sceptre 2000), which won the NSW Premier's Christina Stead Award and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the Age Award, and The Ancestor Game, which won the Commonwealth Writers prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.
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