AUSTRALIAN. A novel that asks the big questions about art, 'authenticity', friendship and love -- and keeps the pages turning at a furious pace. Beautiful Ingrid, who leaves Australia, and her friends, and Ralph who loves her, to marry Gil Grey and set up home amid the New York art world. There she becomes the stepmother to Gil's teenage artist daughter Fleur, a former child prodigy, and studies ancient artefacts known as 'curse scrolls' at Colombia University. But at 9am on the morning of September 11, 2001, she has an appoitnment Downtown. And is never seen again. Or is she?