Micky Chambers lives in Hobart, Tasmania, with his parents, brother Cam and beloved sister Millie. Life is slow and predictable until a terrible accident occurs, leaving an impact on Micky which is profound and far-reaching. Micky seeks reconciliation within the community of his football club and through the twin agencies of mateship and love, however it is the dilemma that swells within him that will eventually determine his fate. As he seeks to understand how is it that men can be both gentle and brutal, both musician and murderer, Micky fails to see what he himself has become and how close he is to initiating a second needless, destructive tragedy.
Vince isn't perfect, but his love for Kaz reveals the best of him. Their coastal farm is an idyllic place to raise their two children, and Kaz ensures that life is easy and full of fun. Here, Vince can indulge both his passions - for words and for his wife.But when an unexpected event shatters their contentment, Vince isn't ready for the responsibilities he must face.In creating the fable of the Rose Leopard - the most beautiful creature in the world - he tries to explain to his children a universe that doesn't always make sense."The Rose Leopard" is a compelling debut novel, a poignant and often funny tale of love, grief and the transformative power of story-telling.