'Patterns of Being is a fictional narrative in open verse. The story is told by Annie, who recalls her childhood trauma and imagines the remembrances of Lilly, her aunt and Aril, a nymph-like girl who moves through dimensions of time and space. The poetry conjures the landscape of South Australia; its beaches, small country towns and mallee scrubland. Annie constructs a unique world view for survival.'
Source: Back-cover blurb.