I'm a lucky woman, thinks Susanna Greenfield. And why wouldn't she? Her handsome, successful husband is a loving father to their two teenage children. Her mother is her dearest friend, and her scatty but adored younger sister seems to have finally found some stability in her life. Susanna has a solid career as an art teacher, and if, as she's recently discovered, there's a hole inside her where her creative spirit used to be – is that really such a big price to pay?
But beneath the carefully maintained surface, seismic forces are at work. Fault lines are forming, not only in Susanna, but within each beloved member of her family. In a single, tragically ill-judged moment, the fabric it has taken a lifetime to construct can be torn apart.
Human frailties, and the power of the ties that bind us: this is Kate Veitch's territory, explored with characteristic warmth and honesty in her absorbing portrait of a family thrown into crisis.
Praise for Listen
'A compelling drama with a lot of heart and humanity, impossible to put down.'
Australian Women's Weekly
'Similar to Anne Tyler in her wry affection for her characters and to Anita Shreve in her aptitude for crafting compulsively readable plotlines, Kate Veitch delivers a remarkably assured debut ...'
About The Author
Kate Veitch's first novel, Listen, was a bestseller in Australia and Germany, and was published in the US as Without a Backward Glance. She currently divides her time between the north coast of New South Wales and San Francisco, for romantic reasons, and is looking forward to having a dog again once her life is more settled.