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A moving and insightful family drama about three generations coming to terms with the family matriarch facing her final days.

At times like these families should be coming together, not tearing each other apart.

On her remote North Queensland cattle station, Ivy Dunmore is facing the end of her days. Increasingly frail, all she holds dear is threatened not just by crippling drought, but by jealousy and greed – and that’s from within her own family.

Can Felicity, who's battling her own crisis as her fiftieth birthday approaches, protect her mother and reunite her family under the homestead's faded iron roof? Or will sibling rivalries erupt and long-held secrets from the past break a family in crisis?

From award-winning Australian author Helene Young comes a story about family fractures and feuds in later life – and about loved ones being there for each other when it matters the most.

'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'
Carol Seeley, Reading Writing Riesling

Reviews

'This is probably the best contemporary read of the year! It resonated in so many ways. Intelligent. Brilliant.'

Carol Seeley, Reading, Writing, Riesling

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143787747

    July 2, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    368 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9780143787754

    July 2, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

    368 pages

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