Shortlisted, Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best First Book 2004
'Just getting on a plane made me want sex.'
For Catherine travel is about many things other than getting from here to there. Cities, for instance, and what cities do to people; the perils of geography and the excuses people use to keep others at a distance. It is about loss and longing, and the possibility of escape. In the years after she first meets Michael in Los Angeles, it is mostly about obsessive desire and damage.
Sophie Cunningham's first novel is a fearless evocation of a woman losing herself to the idea of love. It will remind you how easy it is to cross the line, and how hard it can be to get back.
'Geography is a new map of the heart from an author equipped with the latest global positioning system.' Weekend Australian