When Darcy Abbott is sent to live with her surly grandmother and silent great-grandmother she uncovers a mystery regarding the death of her great-grandfather, Darcy Charles Fletcher, during World War II.
A powerful story of the damage that secrets can wreak over generations — and the healing liberation of truth.
Published by Black Dog Books, 2008
Published in France, 2011
“This is a special book. The shadows the past casts on one family – and on our society – are brilliantly explored in the voice of a young girl. Sue Lawson manages to weave the profound with the everyday language of a teenager.”
“Written in teenage vernacular, humorous and topical … Recommended.”
“From the first page to the last I was extremely moved, and in the end the tears on my face were for not only Darcy and her family, but for my own.”