'1953, Tasmania, two brothers discover a secret cave but only one comes out.
Set deep underground, Kubla tells the story of Kip Duggan - acclaimed scientist but unfaithful husband and neglectful father - who returns to the forbidden place where his 10-year-old brother went missing 50 years before. Fearing his brutal father, Kip lied about Tommy's death in the vast Kubla cave system beneath his family's dairy farm. His return is an attempt to fulfil a promise he made to his dying mother: to find his brother's remains and bury them alongside her. But what if Tommy's remains are not where he thought they'd be? The obsessive search becomes a journey of self-discovery and a struggle for his own survival. Kubla is a book about the importance of family, of living your own life, and the airing of deep secrets.'
Source: http://www.arts.tas.gov.au/artsatwork/tasmanian_literary_prizes/shortlists/kubla (Sighted 25/03/2013)