Author(s): Tracy Farr
Iris's family - her ex-husband with his new wife and baby; her son, and her best friend's daughter - gather to pack up their holiday house. They are there for one last time, one last weekend, and one last party - but in the course of this weekend, their connections will be affirmed, and their frailties and secrets revealed - to the reader at least, if not to each other. The Hope Fault is a novel about extended family- about steps and exes and fairy godmothers; about parents and partners who are missing, and the people who replace them.
Tracy Farr is a novelist and short story writer who used to be a scientist. She grew up in Australia, and has lived in New Zealand for twenty years; she calls both places home. Her debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt (Fremantle Press, 2013), was longlisted for the 2014 Miles Franklin Literary Award, shortlisted in 2014 for the Western Australian Premier s Book Award and Barbara Jefferis Award, and published in the UK and US in 2016. The Hope Fault is her second novel."