It is 1965 and Australia is caught in a moment of tectonic change. A new cathedral to art and beauty rises on Bennelong Point as the Government conscripts young men to its controversial war. Through an independent young journalist and a brilliant Swedish glass artist, Kristina Olsson masterfully captures the turbulence of a time in which Australia sought to determine its identity and values. A stunning book of lyricism and ideas.
Kristina Olsson is a journalist and the award-winning author of the novels Shell, In One Skin, and The China Garden, and two works of nonfiction, Boy, Lost: A Family Memoir and Kilroy was Here.
Cath Kenneally is an Adelaide novelist and poet, and longtime arts journalist and broadcaster. Her poetry collection Around Here won the John Bray National Poetry Award and her latest book of poems will be published by Wakefield Press this year.