A young woman is enslaved by a man she must call Master. Her fate lies with an army vet, Hunter, once he comes across her - lying more than half dead - in the Northland bush. She's known only deprivation for years, and never feels truly safe even after her escape. Can Hunter protect her from those who seek her out?
This is Tina Clough's scenario in her latest novel, The Chinese Proverb. The Swedish born-New Zealand writer explains to Lynn Freeman where the idea for the novel came from?