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Sometimes the greatest influence is what isn’t there, rather than what is. Tom Lakeman has been haunted all his life by the disappearance of his father and the loss of a childhood friend. As an adult, he is destined to discover that the ripples of childhood will wash far into adulthood and envelop him in ways he’d never imagined possible.
Backwaters is about love, loss, betrayal and redemption. This very Australian novel follows Tom Lakeman at three crucial times and places in his life, as the secrets of his past gradually make their way to the surface.
‘Written with skill and burning insight.’
Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker
Longlisted for the 2005 Miles Franklin Award
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