"Almost always the sea's gifts are broken and battered. Even so, my breath catches in my throat as I understand what I'm seeing."
A remote island community bound by suspicion and fear, a community who shun the sea and all that it brings.
A girl who finds a stranger washed up on the sand.
Can she save him?
Can she deal with the consequences?
What the reviews say: John McIntyre, National Radio: 'It’s a really tight, gripping story with a pacey plot, but what really stands out for me is the sheer beauty of the writing. Here there is a wordsmith at the top of her game... it’s one of those novels where a great story meets a great storyteller. There’s going to be a sequel and I can’t wait!'
Awards: Honour Award, NZ Post Book Awards 2008
CLF/Storylines Notable Book 2008
Sir Julius Vogel Award winner Shortlisted for Lianza Esther Glen Medal