Sister Moon by Kirsten Miller
01 May 2014
‘There’s no escaping this one,’ he says, but not to me. He says it to the ground and the sky and the thin arms of the waiting trees, but not to me. A film-maker by profession, Catherine has the perfect family: a supportive husband and a bright ten-year-old daughter. But Catherine’s beloved father is deteriorating. As he slips away into dementia, so too does a guilty truth they share: they both know what happened to Devin, Catherine’s sister, a shadow in a beautiful skin. Catherine’s adult success has come at a price. Now she has to come to terms with the silences in her past. Sister Moon is a story of love and growing up, of exclusion and abuse. Moving, and emotionally charged, Kirsten Miller’s second novel renders the insidious consequences of family secrets.
About the author
Kirsten Miller has published a novel (All Is Fish, 2007), a work of non-fiction (Children on the Bridge, 2006) and a book for children (A Time for Faeries, 2008). Her short fiction has appeared in various anthologies of short stories and plays. She has worked as a freelance writer for local publications and online since 2000, with a focus on travel, culture, art, special needs and books.