'There's a precise moment when you fall in love. If you're watchful and if you happen to be gazing at the person before that moment, during it, and afterwards, you actually see them change before your eyes... Their faces change their bodies change, their very bones dissolve to align themselves anew... You laugh at yourself, but underneath there seems a greater truth, that before, you saw them imperfectly, and now you see them as they truly are. So you become their hostage.
'This is the story of Eva, the cleaning lady in a small Australian scientific laboratory. No one from the lab remembers her as the junior technician who worked there years ago, and no one knows she is on a secret mission to discover a cure for her autistic child.
'The only one who knows the full story is reclusive Owen, and he's not telling anyone because he knows there's no honour in spying.
'But the day he saw Eva at the hospital was the day his life changed forever...
'The Secret Cure is a profoundly moving novel which explores new ways of what it means to be human, to be normal, to be honourable, to discover, and above all what it means to love.'
Writing Disability in Australia:
|Type of disability||Autism, selective mutism.|
|Type of character||Primary.|
|Point of view||First person (alternating).|