The Pages was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin, the Victorian Premier's and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2009.
On a family sheep station in western New South Wales, a brother and sister work the property while their reclusive brother, Wesley Antill, spends years toiling away in one of the sheds, writing his philosophy.
Now he has died. Erica, a philosopher, is sent from Sydney to appraise his life's work. Accompanying her is Sophie, who needs distracting from a string of failed relationships.
Her field is psychoanalysis.
The pages Wesley wrote lie untouched in the shed, just as he left them. What will they reveal? Was he a genius? How will the visit change the lives of Erica and Sophie?
The Pages is a beguiling meditation on friendship and love, on men and women, on landscape and the difficulties of thought itself, by one of Australia's greatest novelists.
'One of the finest and most sensitively conceived meditations on the condition of being that I have ever read.' Alex Miller