Black Bones, Red Earth
This heart-wrenching tale is the sometimes harrowing, yet ultimately uplifting story of a child's search for happiness and a woman's test of faith.
1951 Katherine's journey begins in the unforgiving landscape of the Australian outback. Having been abandoned by her father after her mother is killed in a London air raid, Katherine finds little sympathy when she is consigned to an austere life in the care of Lachlan and Daisy Stuart on an isolated property beyond Broken Hill. There is little tenderness in the ten-year-old's life until Aboriginal station hands offer their friendship, but love comes at a deadly price.
Current day Now living an idyllic life in the north of England, for almost sixty years Katherine has hidden her past. But when an old letter is discovered, she is forced to relive her traumatic years under the Australian sun and explain who died and why she had to run. However, there's a twist in the tale that will bring her once again to her knees. Will returning to Australia help her truly find peace?
A story of hope, love, sacrifice and resilience.
Right Track Publishing, 9780648256434, 462pp.
Publication Date: January 21, 2020