By Alison Booth
It's 1957 and, after the loss of life of her husband, pianist Ilona Talivaldis and her nine-year-old daughter Zidra, go back and forth to the distant coastal city of Jingera in New South Wales. Ilona, a focus camp survivor from Latvia, is looking for peace and the chance to begin anew. In her attractive vine-covered cottage at the fringe of the lagoon, she has plans to set herself up as a piano instructor.
The weeks go, and slowly mom and daughter get to understand the townsfolk - together with kind-hearted butcher George Cadwallader, who's without end looking at on the stars; his son, Jim, a boy clever past his years; Peter Vincent, former wartime pilot and prisoner-of-war; and Cherry Bates, the publican's spouse who's approximately to make a frightening discovery.
For Jingera isn't rather the utopia Ilona imagines it to be - and in danger is the single factor Ilona holds dear.
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