A gentle and moving story of friendship and trust by the award-winning author of THE BAMBOO FLUTE.
When Louis's family moves from the city to a small coastal town, he finds himself at odds with everything around him. He's an outsider at his new school where he's at the mercy of the two school bullies, and he misses the city and his friends. The only person Louis can talk to is the 'windmill man', Mr Chatters.
Then Mr Chatters' niece Tilly arrives in town and, unexpectedly, Louis discovers he has much in common with her. But are the rumours about Tilly true? Instead of relying on his own judgement, Louis listens to the circulating gossip and the friendship he's come to rely on is pushed to breaking point...
From bestselling author Garry Disher comes a story of fitting in, making friends, and finding out who you really are.
Disher writes compassionately - VIEWPOINT
GARRY DISHER grew up on a wheat and wool farm in South Australia. He has an MA in Australian History and has lived, worked and travelled in England, Italy, Israel, the USA and southern Africa. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first collection of short stories. Garry worked as a writing lecturer between the years 1980 and 1988, before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty books, including short story collections, literary novels, writers' handbooks and award-winning crime thrillers and children's titles.