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On extended leave from her teaching job, a woman in her forties accepts an offer as companion for a reclusive music teacher. Their seclusion, compounded by the monsoonal wet, provokes a contest of strength of will and purpose between them.
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'Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak.' Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders. Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness – or strength.'