What Is Left Over, After
When it comes to love, Gaelle is careful. But when it comes to friendship, her heart betrays her in unexpected ways. Fleeing her life with little more than her clothes, her camera and her cosmetics, Gaelle finds herself washed up in the seaside town of Siesta Park. There she meets thirteen-year-old Selena whose friendship, unlooked for and unwanted, helps Gaelle face the legacy of a childhood overshadowed by a charismatic but unreliable mother.
"Lester [adopts] a richer, more fluid writing style, and weav[es] stories into stories to imbue key events with a strange mythical resonance . . . an enjoyable book that will appeal to female readers." --"Australian Bookseller+Publisher"