A New Name for the Colour Blue
Winner of the Arts South Australia Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award.
About the book
A New Name for the Colour Blue is a story of the healing power of remembering, of love, and the breathtaking beauty of the natural world.
“A timely and moving book about the lives of women and children in Australia.” ~Natasha Stott Despoja, author of On Violence.
Ten years after the disappearance of her best friend, and the death of her mother, Cassandra Noble escapes her country childhood to pursue life as an artist in the city. On the threshold of a promising career as a painter, her creativity suddenly abandons her. Soon after, she finds herself with a lover who wishes to control her just as her father once did.
While her last painting just might hold the key to why she can no longer create, what will happen when she discovers the two tragic events of her childhood are linked in ways she could never have imagined?