(From the publisher):
Hebe is a young woman haunted by memories of a wild river boy who befriended her when she was a child. He belonged to the hidden 'dodder' people who live secretly among us. She lost touch with him a long time ago after a disastrous flood and now, returning to her childhood haunts, she finds his hidden world is under threat.
Her story wanders the borders of fact and fantasy, of science and art, of sanity and madness, as she catches glimpses of the magic that draws the silent people back to their ancient roots.
Silent People is about keeping secrets and seeing things that others cannot see, and about the gulf that separates people who interpret the same facts in very different ways.
It is about the silent people who inhabit this gulf, this no-man's-land, this space between worlds.
Original title: Silent People: Hearing the Call of the Dodder
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Alternate and Parallel Worlds