Orpheus Lost by Janette Turner Hospital

This is a simply magnificent read and a staff favourite.

A modern day take on the myth of Orpheus, who descends to the underworld to try to retrieve his beloved wife, Orpheus Lost centres on the three fascinating characters of Leela, Mishka and Cobb. It is a beautifully written and uttering gripping tale that explores both the power of great love and unbreakable friendship within the very modern-day world of international terrorism. Highly recommended...utterly magnificent!

One of the most powerful and innovative writers in English today.” Times Literary Supplement