An earthquake shakes the lives of Bridey, a university student, and Sandro an aspiring property developer with a taste for the finer things. A whirlwind of adventure ensues, when Caretaker spirits move in and intrude on every aspect of their lives. As events unfold, Bridey and Sandro discover they have stumbled into a world far more disturbing and powerful than it at first appears.
Caretakers involve themselves in struggles over rental property and landlords, absent fathers, mothers of varying capacity, sex lives, and associations with refugees. Even everyday events such as bonfires, compost and plumbing, bring with them layers of complication.
Set in urban Melbourne, the story also ventures into some of Victoria’s most beautiful places.
Reluctant activists is a fast paced, entertaining and engaging tale. The tender yet challenging nature of the relationships throughout the story gently guide the reader through many interpersonal and spiritual quests.