This topical novel exploring Australia's relationship to Indonesia takes place in Sumatra in November 2004- not long after the Bali and Denpasar bombings, and just before the Boxing Day tsunami.
Madelaine Dickie studied Creative Arts and Journalism at the University of Wollongong. In 2011 she received a Prime Minister's Australia Asia Endeavour Award to move to West Java, Indonesia, and complete her first novel. As part of this award, she worked with mentors at Universitas Padjadjaran and Universitas Islam Bandung. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including GriffithREVIEW (2013), the American journal Creative Nonfiction (2012) and Hecate (2010). Her radio stories have been broadcast on Radio National and she also writes and rides for the surfboard company Treehouse Landscapes and Handshapes