About the book
Violent weather pervades this breathtaking collection, reflecting the cataclysmic emotions swirling through the lives of the protagonists. A loner becomes obsessed with the beautiful face of a neighbour, a child and his enigmatic grandmother sit out a hurricane, two fragile girls visit their stepfathers in prison and share a macabre ritual, a young woman is deeply ashamed of what her father has become ...
Janette Turner Hospital sensitively weaves stories of heartbreaking poignancy, shocking power and steadfast resolve, all honouring a universal question: how can we maintain equilibrium in a turbulent and uncertain world?
About the author
Janette Turner Hospital
Janette Turner Hospital was born in Melbourne and grew up in Queensland. She has taught in universities in Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States.
She has been a Visiting Professor and Distinguished Writer in Residence at M.I.T., Boston University, Colgate University, and Columbia University in New York.
For over a decade, she held an endowed chair as Carolina Distinguished Professor of English at the University of South Carolina. As Carolina Distinguished Professor Emerita she continues to mentor students and teach one course each year.