Spaces Between

by Catlyne Hos



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/11/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781796005448
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781796005431
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 204
ISBN : 9781796005455

About the Book

This compelling story opens at the height of the 1990s mining boom as Laura moves to Perth to work for a mining company. When she discovers her father’s precious old camera, she embarks on a photographic expedition. The creativity she experiences through the camera is intoxicating and she falls under the spell of the Western Australian bush and the photographer Frank. Her love for him is shattered when he cruelly abandons her after discovering she works for the company he believes is exploiting the land and the Aboriginal people living on it. Laura has to find her path through pain and grief and the excitement and seduction of the heady days of greed, corruption, deceit and misogyny. Her relationships with her charming yet unpredictable boss and with the respectful, trustworthy head of the mine site, force Laura to find the strength to dramatically take a stand. Can the redemptive power of love support her to risk her career for the Aboriginal people she has come to respect and the men she cares for?

About the Author

CATLYNE has loved writing since, as a girl, she won a prize in an ABC Children’s Radio story competition. Her adult writing was channelled into studies and career as an organisational psychologist. Since 2001 she has satisfied her writing itch with creative stories for her grandchildren including photobooks, cards and calendars, which have also captured her love of photography. Now retired, she enjoys incorporating the native landscapes of Western Australia into her fiction. In 2019, together with her sister, Geraldine Janicke, she published the journey of her Dutch heritage, Leaving Home, the first volume of letters and photographs documenting the life of their mother in the Netherlands between the First and Second World Wars. Spaces Between is Catlyne’s first novel.