About this book
“Their eyes met and locked. Pulling his hand from his pocket, Neville waved. Once.”
Eight year old Neville is the first to notice that the red beach hut is occupied again.
Abbott, panicked by a homophobic cyber attack, is on the run. The hut is his refuge and shelter.
Inevitably man and boy collide. Their fleeting friendship is poignant, honest and healing. But Abbot’s past threatens to tear him away, as others watch and misinterpret what they see.
An evocative portrayal of two outsiders who find companionship on a lonely beach, Lynn Michell’s third novel is about the labels we give people who are different and the harm that ensues.