It was so long ago. The person he was then no longer existed. What was he supposed to say to this. . . this interloper who had materialised on his doorstep? Couching down on his haunches, he poked at the fire and looked at her covertly from under his eyebrows. She was obviously waiting for him to say something. He frowned. There was something not quite right . . .What was it?
Moss had run away from Melbourne to Opportunity on the trail of a man she knows only by name. But her arrival set in train events that disturb the long-held secrets of three of the town’s inhabitnts: Finn, a brilliant mathematician, who has become a recluse: Lily Pargetter, eighty-three-year-old knitter of tea cosies; and Sandy, the town buffoon, who dreams of a Great galah.
It is only as Moss, Finn, Lily and Sandy develop unlikely friendships that they find a way to lay their sorrows to rest and knit together the threads that will restore them to life.
This is a tender story but also funny. It is about love, loss, parents, children, faith, hope and the value of kindness. This was a very quick read, something light after many thrillers. Also it was delightfully Australian.