"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
This is a stark book that evokes the harshness of the Australian bush and the people who try to make a living from the land. The story focuses on Rex and Irene who marry in haste in the aftermath of the 2nd World War. Jenning's writing style is spare with short vignettes rather than chapters that are seemingly unrelated until you finish the book and are left with an
overwhelming sense of despair, bitterness, disappointment and tragedy.