After twelve years trapped in the throat of a serpent, a girl escapes. She returns to her village naked with a monstrous snakeskin trailing behind her. One decision at a time, she reclaims her life. Each character she encounters by land and sea—brute, healer, orphan, mystic, lover—reflects an unhealed aspect of herself and plots her recovery through symbolic milestones. Serpent’s Wake is intended for adults and young adults exploring how, once fractured, we may mend.
It snarls and hisses at categorization, but will etch itself onto the minds and souls of anyone discerning enough to lose themselves
in its embrace.
– J.M. Donellan, Killing Adonis
A mythic voyage full of wry humor and shy romance that recalls the fantasies of Ursula K. Le Guin.
– Guy Salvidge, The Kingdom of Four Rivers
The best fiction I’ve read since Keri Hulme’s Booker Prize winner, The Bone People.
– Russell Darnley, Order of Australia Medalist
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