In Moonland by Miles Allinson
When Joe is 17, his father kills himself. Years later, when his own daughter is born, he decides to track down his father’s old friends and find out why. Searching through a past that at times doesn’t want to be found, Joe looks back with empathy and forwards with anxiety, extending a cycle of absent mysterious fathers into his own future.
Luminous and curious, spanning seventy years through the suburbs of Australia, ashrams of 1970s India, and a desolate future landscape, Allinson creates a portrait of the unknowable complexity of parents and children and what they choose to share with each other.