The tiniest things - a coin, a pendant, a photograph, a lie - can make or ruin lives.
It is 1939. Deep in the working-class Melbourne suburb of Richmond Kip Westaway, failed scholar and stablehand, is about to live through the most important day in his young life as Australia hovers unknowingly on the brink of war.
What happens that day is the catalyst for momentous events strung across eight more moments in time; love and deception, near-misses and misunderstandings, all centred around the terrible thing that happens to a young girl and the repercussions it will have on the lives of her family, even those not yet born.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 29/08/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781444763577