"I think of my son and how he would have been a man now. He could've ridden with me or raced with my mate's sons. I only have a piece of paper typed on an old machine because some of the letters are crooked. It has his name on it. They asked me what we were going to call him and they put his name on the paper. I can take it out and read it any time I want. Jim Baker - stillborn."
This extraordinary first novel about the life of a simple yet complex man achieves a depth of compassion and freshness of vision that marks the emergence of a major new voice in Australian writing.