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History, mystery, contemporary romance and magic...
An urban fairy tale for grown-ups.
Author Edward Lillibridge faces trial for heresy after writing about the true beginnings of money.
(Six months before the Global Financial Crisis rocks the economy)
The book is discovered by a woman named Rosetta: an idealist whose hope of starting a worldwide charity has been crushed by her sole-parent struggles. Lillibridge’s tale about a gold-obsessed empire (and the sprites they enslave: elfin clan dwellers whose currency of choice is kindness) enchants Rosetta and evokes a memory she cannot explain.
Rosetta’s website surrounding the reading group she’s begun with friends has inspired other Lillibridge book clubs. Her own Sydney group meets fortnightly at a vintage bungalow, the rental home she secured to escape a gruesome intruder.
In a wealthier part of Sydney, finance executive Matthew (polished, successful, admired) has been questioning his slave-to-the-dollar existence and his marriage to a tantrum-throwing shopaholic. And now he's questioning his sanity after finding he's been followed by an elf.
And then Matthew learns that the elf is portrayed in a book...
But who is the creepy intruder? A prowler from the suburb Rosetta and her teenaged daughter fled...or a traveller from the past, determined to suppress an ancient memory that will change the world forever?