Author(s): Fiona Farrell
Clare Lacey is on a quest. In Ireland to attend an Art History conference, she sets out to find her father who walked out one day to buy a pack of cigarettes when she was a child, and disappeared. She is urged on her way by chance encounters: with a woman in a high tower, a blind man at a crossroads, a couple of rotund earthlings, a singer whose song she does not understand...Clues lie all around on a labyrinth of walls - but the final clue lies deep within. With Irish roots and a nod to the Irish classic, The Year of the Hiker by John B. Keane, this is a contemporary novel about inheritance, belief, art, love...and limestone.
Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Book Awards: Fiction 2010.
Fiona Farrell was born in Oamaru and educated in Otago and Toronto. To date she has published three books of poetry, two collections of short stories and five other novels. Her novel The Skinny Louie Book won the New Zealand Book Award for Fiction in 1992, and two others were shortlisted for the Montana Book Awards and she has won many other prizes, including the Bruce Mason Award for Playwrights and the Katherine Mansfield Fellowship in Menton.