Bloodlines is a layered novel with shifting settings, times and voices. At its heart it is a story about love ? love found and love lost ? and the choices that shape us. If offers insight into the complexities of daily life in Papua New Guinea and how it feels to be an outsider in our closest neighbour's land. It is also a story about family, exploring the bonds that tie us to our clan ? specifically, the changing relationship between father and daughter as a young girl grows into a woman; the grief, and acceptance required. On many levels, it is a novel about letting go of the past and forgiveness of self, of saving and being saved. Above all, Bloodlines asks us to consider what it means to make a home, and what we might owe to those who dwell in it.
Publication Date: 01-Mar-2017
Publisher: Margaret River Press