“I do not want to stop, my need-to-know propelling me forward, aching for some kind of resolution or understanding. And yet I do not know how much more weight I can bear.”– From RIPIRO BEACH by Caroline Barron
A MEMOIR of LIFE AFTER NEAR DEATH
*** October 2020: Ripiro Beach wins the New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Best Non-fiction Book of 2020.***
Does DNA write our destinies? Or do the hands that nurture triumph over nature? What is it that determines who we really are?
Caroline Barron’s father never found his birth mother. After he dies suddenly on her twentieth birthday, Caroline develops an insidious fear of her own untimely death. When she nearly bleeds out on an operating table during childbirth, it almost seems her greatest fear is justified.
‘A vivid and profound journey into family secrets and the unknowable past.’Paula Morris, author of award-winning novel, RangATira