A much-awaited second novel that asks- how well do we really know our parents?
Cass Moriarty lives and writes in Brisbane. Her debut novel, The Promise Seed, was longlisted for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, and shortlisted for the 2016 People's Choice category and the 2013 Emerging Queensland Author category in the Queensland Literary Awards. She has a Bachelor of Business - Communication degree from Queensland University of Technology, and has worked in public relations, advertising and marketing. She and her husband have six children.
'The novel deftly illustrates the emotion sometimes experienced after a death: the feeling that you knew that person most intimately and profoundly, yet mystery has intervened, and your understanding of that life seems curiously limited, incomplete, even after a lifetime. ... this novel is heartfelt, episodic, occasionally didactic and sometimes sentimental, but I enjoyed it and I admire how Moriarty transforms stock material -- letters from the dead, a withheld bequest, heirs in distress -- into an intriguing investigation of contemporary issues and desires.' Weekend Australian