Passion, adventure, struggle for survival and love for life – on a remote island. Tremendous novel soon to be a major Hollywood film.
You’re fed up with your office job, your flatmate, your bank manager and yourself. Fate throws you a lifeline. You’re now the sole inheritor of a cottage on a remote island off New Zealand. Do you take it? Of course you do.
So, off sets Rosie Trethewey, not knowing what she’s in for but pretty certain it can’t be worse than what she’s got. She’s not counted on her reclusive neighbours: a traumatised refugee of the war in Burma, and a misanthrope of an ex-policeman. They can’t abide each other, let alone the thought of a newcomer. And a woman at that.
But you can’t survive on an island without some degree of contact. Rosie is the catalyst that forces the loners to come to terms with themselves, each other and the encroaching world.
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‘This is the book I’ve been waiting for Derek Hansen to write. It’s a gem!’
FED UP WITH YOUR JOB, YOUR FLATMATE, YOUR BANK MANAGER, AND YOURSELF?
So’s Rosie Threthewey. For a disillusioned doctor turned market researcher, the charm of the city is wearing distinctly thin. Then comes the bombshell: she finds she’s the sole inheritor of a cottage on the remotest tip of a faraway island. Convinced that it can’t be worse than what she’s got, Rosie seizes the opportunity to change her life.
There are surprises in store for her. The cottage is more like a shack. She’ll be thrown back on her own resources as never before. And there are two neighbours sharing the wilderness: Red, an ex-soldier still traumatised by his experience of war, and Angus, a misanthropic retired policeman. They can’t abide each other, let alone the thought of a newcomer – and worse still, a woman.
But you can’t survive in total isolation. Rosie’s arrival disrupts everything, and the loners are forced to come to terms with themselves, each other and bombshells of a very different kind. In this isnpiring novel of adventure, conflict and love, three people realise that there’smuch more to life than just survival.
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for Derek Hansen to write. It’s a gem!”
BRYCE COURTENAY, author of 'Tommo and Hawk'
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