The Hope Fault is a celebration of the complexities of family and a meditation on the faultlines that threaten to unsettle our lives.
In Cassetown, Geologue Bay, Iris and her extended family – her ex-husband and his wife and their new baby; her son and her best friend’s daughter – gather on a midwinter long weekend, to pack up the family holiday house now that it has been sold. They are together for one last time, one last weekend, one last party. As the house is stripped bare, their secrets – and the complex, messy nature of family relationships – will be revealed.
Farr’s debut novel, The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt, was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards and longlisted for Australia’s most prestigious prize, the Miles Franklin Award. It was published last year by Aardvark Bureau in the UK and the USA, where it was highlighted by the New York Times. The book proved a hit with bloggers and is rated an average of 4.5 stars on NetGalley and Goodreads.