pervades this breathtaking collection, reflecting the cataclysmic emotions
swirling through the lives of the protagonists.
A loner becomes obsessed with the face of a beautiful neighbor whom he
has never actually met, though his fantasies about her, unwisely shared with
others, lead to his being falsely accused of her murder. Two feisty yet fragile teenagers meet in the
prison where they are forced to visit their abusive stepfathers. The upward trajectory of talented and
academically successful sisters takes a nose-dive following the terribly public
exposure of their father as a pedophile.
These stories, of
heartbreaking poignancy, shocking power and steadfast resolve, all grapple with
a universal question: how can we
maintain equilibrium in a turbulent and uncertain world?
NOTE: Janette Turner Hospital will be on book tour
in Australia in February 2012 in various cities. She will be at the Perth Festival, the Albany
Festival, and will conduct a masterclass sponsored by the literary journal The Monthly in Melbourne on February 29,
Janette Turner Hospital reading from Forecast: Turbulence
Reviews of Forecast: Turbulence