Luke and Anna, thirty-something and restless, decide on a sea change. Worn down by city life and wounded by a loss neither can talk about, they flee to a sleepy village by the coast. There, surrounded by nature, they begin to feel rejuvenated. But when bushfire threatens their new home, they must confront what they have tried to put behind them.
Vertigo is a fable of love and awakening by one of Australia's finest writers, about the unexpected way emotions can return and life can change.
“A carefully crafted little gem of a book” – The Advertiser
“Lohrey achieves a kind of perfection” – The Sydney Morning Herald
“Extraordinarily vivid and compelling… A stunning and memorable novella” – The Age
“Vertigo will keep you up much too late but it’s worth a one-sitting read.” – The West Australian
Amanda Lohrey is the author of the novella Vertigo (2008) and of the short story collection Reading Madame Bovary (2010), which won the Fiction Prize and the Steele Rudd Short Story Award in the 2011 Queensland Literary Awards. Her most recent novel is The Philosopher's Doll (2004), which was longlisted for the Miles Franklin Award and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.