Author(s): Heather Taylor Johnson
Jean Harley - wife, mother, lover, dancer - is a shining light in the lives of those who know and love her. But when tragedy strikes, what becomes of the people she leaves behind? Her devoted husband, Stan, is now a single father to their young son, Orion. Her best friends, Neddy and Viv, find their relationship unravelling at the seams. And Charley, the ex-con who caused it all, struggles to reconcile his past crimes with his present mistakes. Life without Jean will take some getting used to, yet her indelible imprint remains. Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.
Heather Taylor Johnson was born in the United States and has lived in Australia since 1999. Jean Harley Was Here is her second novel; her first was Pursuing Love and Death. She has published four volumes of verse and is the poetry editor for Transnational Literature. She is also the editor of the anthology Shaping the Fractured Self- Poetry of Chronic Illness and Pain. Heather lives in Adelaide with her husband and three children.