The story of one veteran’s struggle with PTSD and the autistic girl who saves him.
‘A scintillating debut — pacy, unsettling and shot through with dark truth.’ —Hugh Riminton
‘A brave and compelling novel, addressing real and pertinent issues.’ —Steven Lang
In a remote fishing village on the Coral Sea, Afghanistan veteran Daniel Grey has found a fresh start on a fishing boat run by his old high school coach.
As he pieces together his shattered life, he develops an unexpected friendship with Remy, the coach’s troubled autistic daughter. Together, they have a chance to help each other overcome their isolation and find their way in the world. But just when there is hope, one terrifying incident threatens everything…
Cooktown is a confronting and tender novel which unflinchingly examines our need for human closeness via unforgettable characters set adrift from society.