'From the award-winning author of House of Sticks comes a magnificent story of love, tragedy, and forgiveness lost.
'It is the winter of 1985, and 13-year-old Silver Landes is about to be pushed towards a decision that could split her world apart. Her mother, Ishtar, has fallen for the charismatic but unnerving Miller, and the three of them have moved from Brisbane to Hope Farm, a run-down hippie commune in rural Gippsland.
'Among the bedraggled residents of Hope, young Silver finds unexpected friendship and love. Has she found a home at last? Or will Ishtar's secrets force Silver into becoming an adult before she is ready, with devastating consequences?
'Hope Farm is a beautifully wrought, tender tale of what happens when love brings about unforeseen and unimaginable acts of sacrifice, and the enduring damage that can result from holding back the truth.' (Publication summary)
'You don't look back along time but down
through it, like water. Sometimes this comes
to the surface, sometimes that, sometimes
nothing. Nothing goes away.'
-Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye