This compelling story opens at the height of the 1990s mining boom in Western Australia as Laura moves to Perth to work for a mining company. When she discovers her father’s precious old camera, she embarks on a photographic expedition. The creativity she experiences through the camera is intoxicating and she falls under the spell of the WA bush and the photographer Frank. Her love for him is shattered when he cruelly abandons her after discovering she works for the company he believes is exploiting the land and the Aboriginal people living on it. Laura has to find her path through pain and grief and the excitement and seduction of the heady days of the mining boom, facing greed, corruption, deceit and misogyny. Her relationships with her charming yet unpredictable boss, Nigel and with the respectful, trustworthy head of the mine site, Duncan, force Laura to find the strength to dramatically take a stand. Can the redemptive power of love support her to risk her career for the Aboriginal people she has come to respect and the men she cares about?
"In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and the one you leave behind.'
“We live between the act of awakening and the act of surrender. Each morning we awaken to the light and the invitation to a new day in the world of time; each night we surrender to the dark to be taken to play in the world of dreams where time is no more. At birth we were awakened and emerged to become visible in the world. At death we will surrender again to the dark to become invisible. Awakening and surrender: they frame each day and each life; between them the journey where anything can happen, the beauty and the frailty.”