A bestselling and influential novel, this compulsive story examines women's changing lives.
'One thing she had learnt was that she and Leonie belonged to a breed of women who were indestructible. They were survivors.'
Taking risks is something Harriet seems driven to do as she struggles to retain her identity as a woman in the face of opposing demands from society. Through her adolescence in rural New Zealand, two marriages and a television career, she steadfastly maintains her quest. But, in the end: What has she won? What had she lost?
“I found this novel compulsive reading.”
Sue McCauley, NZ Listener
“Tautly written, often opoetic, and dramatic . . . a first-class novel.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“A brave and personal book.”