A long road trip. A quarrelling couple. On a lonesome highway a tire goes flat and an infant disappears. Is it a kidnapping? Or an act of god?
Not far away, Gracie Fortune is bereft. For the past few years she’s been behaving strangely. She sees dancing fruit trees and encroaching horizons over which she’s tempted to go in search of all that’s been taken from her. In desperation, Grace begins making demands of her wayward god, not realising that when her prayers are answered all hell will break loose.
LOOKING FOR WILL has to do with how behaviour, courage, desire and fear are determined by our perceptions of others and of situations in which we find ourselves. The title is a double entendre. “Will” signifies the determination and fortitude that each of the novel’s characters is seeking but is also the name of the sixteen month old child who goes missing. His disappearance is the pivotal event in the story, one that will alter forever the lives of many people.