Author(s): Maurice Gee
Blindsight is the story of a good though damaged man and his less than virtuous sister. As their childhood closeness unravels, Alice moves into her career in science (she's a mycologist), while Gordon descents into vagrancy and silence. For more than thirty years they do not meet. Then a young man appears at Alice's door, claiming a relationship she never knew she had. As he becomes part of her carefully guarded world, she cautiously begins to reveal the past. But is she telling him everything? Jealousy, ambition and love shape the fates of Alice and Gordon in this compelling story of loyalty and family ties. Blindsight is another fine novel by the writer many acknowledge as New Zealand's best. First published 2005 Winner of the 2006 Montana New Zealand Book Awards
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 2006 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Fiction Category 2006 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2006.