On Sale: June 21, 2016
Featuring: Tess MÃ¼ller
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Literature and Fiction
Thirteen-year-old Tess MÃ¼ller stopped speaking six months
ago. Her silence is baffling to her parents, her teachers,
and her younger sister, Meg, but the more urgent mystery for
both girls is where their mother Evangeline goes each day,
pushing an empty pram and returning home wet, muddy, and
Their father, Stefan, struggling with his own losses, tends
to his apiary and tries to understand why his bees are
disappearing. But after he discovers a car wreck and human
remains on their farm, old secrets emerge to threaten the
One day Tess's teacher Jim encounters Evangeline by the wild
Repentance River. Jim is in flight from his own troubles in
in Sydney, and Evangeline, raised in a mountain commune and
bearing the scars of the fire that destroyed it, is a puzzle
he longs to solve.
As the forest trees are felled and the lakes fill with
run-off from the expanding mines, Tess watches the landscape
of her family undergo shifts of its own. A storm is
coming--and the MÃ¼llers are in its path.
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