The Promise Seed
An elderly man, living alone in the suburbs, thinks back on his life – the missed opportunities, the shocking betrayals, the rare moments of joy. When his ten-year-old neighbour hides in his garden one afternoon, they begin an unexpected friendship that offers a reprieve from their individual struggles. Can the old man protect the boy he has come to know – and redeem the boy he once was?
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
A story that blends both contemporary and historical timelines to tackle the confronting subject of family violence head on, while offering an alternative and ultimately positive picture of friendships between elderly people and the young. This novel offers an emotionally satisfying and powerful reading experience.
University of Queensland Press