Ruby Jane Galbraith is an ordinary girl seeking peace in the wake of family tragedy. Her search leads her into a community that seems guided by love. And it's only after she's drawn into its web that she learns its sinister secrets.
Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it's all her fault.
The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, soulful and clever, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world. He understands what she's going through and he offers her a chance to find peace. Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Boundless Sublime - and Ruby can't stay away from him. So she is also drawn into what she discovers is a terrifying, secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected.
Can Ruby find the courage to escape? Is there any way she can save Fox too? And is there ever an escape from the far-reaching influence of the Institute of the Boundless Sublime?
A gripping YA novel about an ordinary girl who is seduced into a modern-day cult.
'A brilliant, searing trip into the world of cults and brainwashing. Her best book yet.' - Justine Larbalestier
Lili Wilkinson is the award-winning author of ten YA novels, including Scatterheart, Pink and Green Valentine. After studying Creative Arts at the University of Melbourne, Lili established the insideadog.com.au, the Inky Awards and the Inkys Creative Reading Prize at the Centre for Youth Literature, State Library of Victoria. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, and lives in Melbourne with her husband, son, dog and three chickens.
Shortlisted Adelaide Festival Awards, Young Adult Fiction 2018 AU; Longlisted Best Young Adult Novel - Davitt Awards 2017 AU; Shortlisted Ethel Turner Prize for Best Young Adult Literature - NSW Premier's Literary Awards 2017 AU; Shortlisted Australian Book Design Awards - Best Designed Young Adult Book 2017 AU
A & U Children
14 - 18
Children's, Teenage & educational