What happens while we choose not to see? When we ignore the paper on the windows, the absence of a child, the menace of a neighbour?
What happens behind the locked doors, in the overgrown yard, during the passing of the years?
What happens in the silence, in the seclusion, in the darkness and the night?
What happened to Ellie?
Praise for Path to the Night Sea
“An extraordinary first novel: mature, topical, harrowing, and ultimately uplifting. In Arthur Clements, Gilmore has surely created one of the most loathsome characters in recent Australian writing, and in his daughter Ellie, one of the most memorable.”
– David is the author of books of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction including The Fern Tattoo, The Conversation, Open House, and he is also one of the editors of Southerly.
“A haunting debut from a born storyteller.”
– James Jeffrey, author of Paprika Paradise