This is a story that can only be told in a whisper... In the remote outback of Western Australia, English anthropologist Nicholas Keene and his wife Stella raise a curious child, Perdita. Her childhood is far from ordinary; a shack in the wilderness, with a distant father burying himself in books and an unstable mother whose knowledge of Shakespeare forms the backbone of the girl's limited education. Emotionally adrift, Perdita develops a friendship with an Aboriginal girl, Mary, with whom she will share a very special bond. She appears content with her unusual family life in this remote corner of the globe until Nicholas Keane is discovered murdered...
Gail Jones, geboren in Westaustralien, unterrichtet Englisch, Kommunikation und Kulturwissenschaft an der University of Western Australia. Ihr erster Roman, "Black Mirror", wurde mit dem Nita B. Kibble Award ausgezeichnet.