In a world torn asunder, a small corner of Australia is having a chaotic rebirth.
Eustace Crane II and his Followers of Nathaniel, the begrudging custodians of a ravaged landscape, are harvesting the genetically modified blood of the captive Daughters of Moab -- because the Daughters, unlike the Nathans, have an unnatural abundance of good health.
Assumpta Viali likes her solitude. But her boss, the crotchety Eustace, has other plans for her time and sends her to track an escaped captive, Easter. The hunter and the hunted forge an uneasy alliance, joined by Angus O′Connell, a Nathan with questionable motives. While Assumpta returns to the site of her community, destroyed long ago, Easter realises the perils of her lineage ... and Angus finds hope in the most unlikely of places.
Driven by loss, and the search for home in an unpredictable new world, each of them must ultimately decide who to trust, and where they belong.
About the Author
Kim Westwood was born in Sydney and spent several years of her childhood in New Zealand. She has always written, secretly and obsessively, while doing other more acceptable things; but that changed when her story 'The Oracle' won the 2002 Aurealis Award. Since then, more stories have appeared: in anthologies such as Agog!, Eidolon I and Dreaming Again, as well as in Year's Bests in Australia and the US, and on ABC Radio National. She is the recipient of the prestigious Varuna Writer's Fellowship for The Daughters of Moab, her first novel.
Published: 1st August 2008
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.27