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By Danielle Wood

Melding own, familial, and colonial heritage, this evocative novel explores the significance of affection, relations, and self-discovery. a couple of trinkets present in a sea chest and the fragmented thoughts of her grandfather's tall stories are all Essie Lewis has left of her relations historical past. After her grandfather's dying, Essie returns to Bruny Island, Tasmania, and to the lighthouse the place her great-great-grandfather saved look forward to approximately forty years. underneath the lighthouse, she starts off to put in writing the tales of her ancestors. however the island is additionally domestic to Pete Shelverton, a sculptor who hunts feral cats to make his personal peace with the earlier. As Essie writes, she unearths that Pete is part of the background she will be able to by no means escape.

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