Heart-wrenching, absorbing and magical, Relativity is an irresistible novel about science, love, unbreakable bonds and irreversible acts.
Ethan is a bright young boy obsessed with physics and astronomy who lives with his mother, Claire. Claire has been a wonderful parent to Ethan, but he's becoming increasingly curious about his father's absence in his life, wanting to fill in the gaps.
Claire's life is centred on Ethan; she is fiercely protective of her talented, vulnerable son, and of her own feelings. When Ethan falls ill, tied to a tragic event from when he was a baby, Claire's tightly held world is split open.
On the other side of the country, Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart. Then a sudden and unexpected call home forces him to confront his past, and the hole in his life that was once filled with his wife Claire and his son Ethan.
When Ethan secretly intercepts a letter from Mark to Claire, he unleashes long-suppressed forces that – like gravity – pull the three together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness.
“Superbly written and vividly imagined”
Fellowship of Australian Writers Awards
Highly commended • 2016 • Christina Stead Award (Fiction)
Australian Book Industry Awards
Longlisted • 2016 • Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year
Shortlisted • 2016 • Debut Fiction
NSW Premier's Literary Awards
Shortlisted • 2016 • UTS Glenda Adams Award for New Writing