Well, kind of, and that’s The Point of Us. A novel about what happens when the rug’s pulled out from under your feet. When you think you know who you are and where you’re going, and then, suddenly, you don’t.
Terentia’s agent’s just rejected her latest book; he says she’s missed the zeitgeist. Paul, a Catholic school teacher who desperately wants to do some good in the world, signs up to visit a notorious hitman in prison. Dave, a bus driver, is accused of racially abusing a passenger. And Emma has just found out she has a half-brother in supermax.
The Point of Us is about how we all deal with those times in life when it seems like there’s nothing solid to hold on to – and how we push through. By turns funny, tragic and uplifting, this book not only entertains but makes us question the assumptions on which we all base our lives.