By Nicholas Shakespeare
Torn by way of tragedy from his adolescence on a distant farm in Tasmania, Alex Dove has back years later to begin over. an opportunity come across with quiet, attractive Merridy Bowman—a younger lady equally haunted through a tangled and catastrophic history—results in marriage, as broken souls unite to construct a house, relations, and livelihood some distance faraway from civilization's bustle. quickly they're drawn into the unpredictable dynamics of small-town island life—and into the damaging orbit of an unscrupulous genuine property agent who continues a mystery carry over either Doves. but if a shipwreck off the shore thrusts a bothered, very likely legal teenage castaway into their global, Alex and Merridy's tenuously solid happiness is all of sudden at grave hazard, as they're pressured to confront deeper questions on the real which means of achievement.
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