It’s Sydney, 1909. A woman dies when Rebecca Sinclair performs an abortion. The verdict sends Rebecca to the Long Bay Women’s Penitentiary—just opened—for three years. Complicating the situation still further—Rebecca herself is pregnant.
Inspired by letters found in an archive and a photograph of a young woman prisoner, Long Bay is a compelling, moving novel that reveals the harsh realities of living in poverty—and falling in love.
Listen to a review of Long Bay on Radio National Blueprint for Living.
Listen to the story behind Long Bay on Conversations with Richard Fidler.
Listen to an interview with Kate Evans on Radio National Books and Arts Daily