In the winter of 1954, in a construction camp in the remote Tasmanian highlands, when Sonja Buloh was three years old and her father was drinking too much, Sonja's mother walked into a blizzard never to return.
Some thirty-five years later, when Sonja visits Tasmania and her drunkard father, the shadows of the past begin to intrude ever more forcefully into the present - changing forever his living death and her ordered life.
By Richard Flanagan, 1997
Richard Flanagan was born in Tasmania, spending some time in his childhood living on the West Coast. He won the Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North in 2014.