'Michael, a psychiatrist, is trying to put his life together after a brain tumour. His lawyer wife Elizabeth is wrestling with her new role as carer and breadwinner. Their teenage children are acting out the chaos their parents refuse to confront.
'This is the story of a troubled daughter who cannot talk to her mother, a mother who does not know how to listen, a father who listens but cannot see, and a son who will only talk to God.
'Over the course of one week, events will threaten to tear this family apart - but also bring them from the brink of darkness towards a kind of redemption.
'From one of Australia's most acclaimed new novelists, Speak to Me is a compelling tale of love, loss and survival.' (From the publisher's website.)