The gorgeous new family saga from the internationally bestselling author of 'Addition'
1939. Australia is about to go to war, but deep in working-class Melbourne it is business – your own and everyone else’s – as usual. Young Kip Westaway, failed scholar and stablehand, is living the most important day of his life. Kip’s momentous day is one of nine that will set the course for each member of the Westaway clan in the years that follow.
Ambitious in scope and structure, triumphantly realised, this is a uniquely Australian story about family: dreams and fights and sacrifices – and love.