Good mothers don’t give up their babies … do they?
Rachael Carter, a young nurse, is asked to house-sit by a colleague she barely knows. Dr Cate O’Reilly is travelling to Vietnam with her husband to adopt a baby. Before long the request has changed. The couple need a surrogate.
Rachael sees an opportunity to leave her own troubles behind, but is soon caught up in new struggles, both sexual and psychological. She discovers that this couple will do anything to see their dream of a child fulfilled.
Surrogate is a powerful story, beautifully told
Black Dust Dancing
Heidi knows there is something wrong with her son, but she is young and inexperienced and doesn’t know where to get help. Caro, her doctor and sister-in-law, has moved to the town looking for a way to redeem herself after the death of her husband. Heidi and Caro are separated by age, but share a restless yearning. Together they discover that the place they love is making their children sick.
Fly in, fly far away
Scapho is Greek for boat
The Spirit of Things
Kill Your Darlings: Whatever Works
Meanjin: The Forgettory