Read by Kris McQuade.
Life is never boring around you, Faith. That's what I loved. It was like living on the edge of a volcano."
This is the story of Faith, a rock singer who lives in Kings Cross and works in a strange little cafe there, and Angel, a dreamy young homeless girl. Angel is surrounded by danger, her fragile hold on life weakened by the violence of a client and her spiralling drug habit.
Faith is a born outsider, a woman who has really lived her life and is still not afraid of taking emotional risks. Her intense commitment to saving Angel stems from unresolved events in her own wild life - an eccentric upbringing by a Communist aunt, her rollercoaster career as a famous singer, passionate love affairs and the fate of her beloved daughter.
On one level the story is about the moving friendship between them, its redemptive nature as well as the dark and frightening places it leads them into; on another it is a celebration of an extraordinary woman's life and the city she lives in.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2003
- 142 x 124mm