Novel exploring the relationship between a Chinese architect who has fled his homeland and a woman who is dying of cancer. Winner of the 1993 Victorian Premier's Award. New edition includes an introduction by Adelaide-based reviewer and critic, Katherine England, and brief explanatory notes. Author is winner of the 'Australian'/Vogel Literary Award, the 'Age' Fiction Prize, and the National Book Council Banjo Award. His previous titles include the 'Double-Wolf', and 'Stepper'.