About the book
A moving love story that is also a deeply absorbing poetic meditation on the moral journey of a solitary man. A brilliant achievement. - Alex Miller
An Australian soldier in British service parachutes into the roaring embattled skies of the night before D-Day, and lands in a vast lake of flooded fields. His encounter with a mysterious woman who seems to rule that water world deflects him from the war and from all the promise his life had seemed to hold. This is a strange and compelling novel.
About the author
Alan Gould is a poet, novelist and essayist. His recent publications include The Past Completes Me – Selected Poems 1973–2003, his novel The Schoonermaster’s Dance (2000) and a collection of essays, The Totem Ship (1996).
He has won the Grace Leven Prize for poetry (2006), the 1999 Philip Hodgins Memorial Medal for Literature, the 1992 National Book Council Banjo Award for fiction and was co-winner of the 2001 Courier-Mail, Book Of The Year Award for The Schoonermaster’s Dance.