Attached to direct sequences are: Cate Blanchett, Mia Wasikowska, Benedict Andrews, David Wenham, Yaron Lifschitz,Tony Ayres, Jonathan auf der Heide, Shaun Gladwell, Ian Meadows, Rhys Graham, Justin Kurzel, Ashlee Page, Stephen Page and Claire McCarthy.
Amazon describes THE TURNING as:
In the title story, Raelene, a young wife and mother living in a trailer park with her abusive husband, Max, becomes fascinated with her happy new neighbors; the seemingly perfect couple’s influence sets Raelene on a muddled path toward self-examination, resulting in a transformation shocking for both its brutality and naïveté. “Sand” reveals Max’s cruelty as a young boy—he tries to bury his younger brother alive—while “Family” shows the two brothers meeting again as adults, with the balance of power between them shifting dramatically. Another character, Vic, is central to the book: he appears as an awkward adolescent fixated on unattainable older girls, as a young man coping with the legacy of his father’s alcoholism and abandonment, and as a middle-aged man unable to come to terms with his past.