All the Way Home
by Kristin Henry
All the Way Home is a modern verse novel that explores the importance and variety of family bonds, home and belonging, and the seductiveness of a well-intentioned but ultimately flawed dream.
Jesse is a restless young musician from the USA. Flannery is a young woman escaping the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In a small New South Wales coastal town they meet, fall in love and have a daughter, Maille. It is also here that they meet the charismatic Leon, who dreams of establishing an alternative community called Heartsong. Leon invites the young family to join him.
Whilst living in Heartsong, Jesse, Flannery and their daughter Maille work and live distanced from mainstream society for twenty years until the utopian society collapses, taking their idealism with it.
- Year of Publication: 2012
- Genre: Literature
- Audience: Adult