From the strains of a dissolving relationship, to the ripple effect of a chance encounter in an ordinary life, the characters in Cate Kennedy's Dark Roots speak of the hidden motivations that propel us all into action. Kennedy's characters hover at tipping points in their lives, at which an apparently insignificant decision can propel them into an undreamed of future, or mean the power of life and death. In just a few pages, Cate Kennedy captures whole lives with masterful narrative restraint - the regrets, the successes ...

Dark Roots: Stories 2008, Grove Press, Black Cat, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780802170453

Trade paperback

Dark Roots: Stories 2008, Atlantic Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781843546399