Days of Innocence and Wonder - Lucy Treloar
When someone is taken away, what is left behind?
All her life, Till has lived in the shadow of the abduction of a childhood friend and her tormented wondering about whether she could have stopped it.
When Till, now twenty-three, senses danger approaching again, she flees her past and the hovering presence of her fearful parents. In Wirowie, a town on its knees, she stops and slowly begins creating a new life and home. But there is something menacing here too. Till must decide whether she can finally face down, even pursue, the darkness - or whether she'll flee once more and never stop running.
Both a reckoning with fear and loss, and a recognition of the power of belonging, Days of Innocence and Wonder is a richly textured, deeply felt new novel from one of Australia's finest writers.
Praise for Days of Innocence and Wonder
'Not a wasted word, not an observation missed' Jock Serong
'in full possession of her powers, as assured and ambitious as Barbara Kingsolver or Isabel Allende' Australian Book Review