About this book
A debut novel that was longlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize. Tom Loxley is holed up in the bush trying to finish a book on Henry James and locate his errant dog. A chance encounter with a neighbouring artist takes Tom on a journey that spans 1950s India and the contemporary Australian art scene. 'Whatever the linguistic equivalent of perfect pitch may be, she has it.' "Sunday Telegraph".
A mystery and a love story, an exploration of art and nature, a meditation on ageing and the passage of time. It offers a contemporary novel which examines the weight of history as well as different ways of trying to grasp the world.