‘Joely,’ says Frankie. ‘Before it starts . . . this holiday . . . it’s about us. Right?’
Frankie and Joely are best friends. They love each other like no one else can.
It’s summer and, together, the girls are escaping the city and their mums for a week of freedom in the country. But when Joely introduces Frankie to her country cousins, Thommo and Mack, it soon becomes clear that something other than the heat is getting under their skin.
As the temperature rises, local boy Rory stirs things up even more and secrets start to blister. Will they still be Frankie and Joely by the end of their holiday?
Nova Weetman’s prose has appeared in various literary magazines including Kill Your Darlings, Island, Tirra Lirra, Wet Ink, Mslexia, Overland, Island and Cardigan Press. She has written for the children’s television series Pixel Pinkie and Buzz Bumble and wrote the short films, Ripples and Mr Wasinski’s Song for which she received an AWGIE nomination for best short screenplay, and the Best Short Film Award from the Melbourne International Film Festival. She has also won the HarperCollins Fellowship and the FAW Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript. Nova lives with her partner, a playwright, and their two children, in a falling down house.