A FAR-BACK COUNTRY
When 14-year-old Ray flees home after a violent row with his father, he leaves behind his mum and sisters Ursula and Tilda. The now 41-yearold Ray lives alone in the outback, fearful that his dad’s volatile nature remains in his DNA. He’s unaware that Ursula has been searching for him, haunted by the myriad possibilities for why he disappeared. A compelling read set against a rural landscape, Lyons tackles how memory, family bonds and longheld secrets define who we are.