When her mother dies, Dylan struggles to find her identity. An outback road-trip with her mum's grieving boyfriend sees an unlikely bond develop. But it won't last...
Dylan dreams of sailing across the ocean to France with her mother. Paris, Dylan imagines, is a place where her black skin won't make her stand out, a place where she might feel she belongs.
When she loses her mother in a freak accident, Dylan finds herself on a very different journey: a road trip across the Australian outback in the care of her mother's grieving boyfriend, Pat. As they pass through remote towns further and further from the water Dylan longs for, she and Pat form an unlikely bond: a bond that will be broken when Pat leaves Dylan with a family she has never known.
Metal Fish, Falling Snow is about a young girl's search for an identity as she navigates unthinkable grief. A warm, funny, and original look at families lost and found, this Own Voices novel celebrates the resilience of the human heart and the meaning of home.
About the Author
Cath Moore was born in Guyana and is of Irish/Afro-Caribbean heritage. She was raised in Australia and has also lived in Scotland and Belgium. Cath is also an award-winning screenwriter, teacher, and filmmaker. She holds an MA in screenwriting and a PhD in Danish screenwriting practices. Metal Fish, Falling Snow is Cath's first novel. She lives in Melbourne.