The main character, Ruby, refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irishman trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact which, in a tense unravelling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons. [From the publisher's website]
Dedication: For my Kami who disappeared in 1976 and for all our mob who died innocent bravein true spirit.
A novel in verse, a series of interconnected poems.