Isabel Weaving is pining for her second husband, the charismatic Max, but he is longer around. She adores her beloved granddaughter, Sophie, and her distant son, Dominic. But she views the rest of her family (placid daughter, Kate, mild-mannered first husband, Steve, bossy big sister, Zoe) with withering distaste. Cooee is Vivienne Kelly's debut vel, originally published in 2008-a story full of wit, dark humour and unexpected twists and turns.
Vivienne Kelly was born and educated in Melbourne, where she now lives. She has worked at the University of Melbourne and at Monash University, and was awarded a doctorate for her work on myth and history in Australia. She is the author of Cooee, shortlisted for the Age Book of the Year Awards, and, most recently, The Starlings.