The ‘gang of four’, Isabel, Sally, Robin and Grace, are all fifty-something, successful … and restless. They have been close friends for almost two decades, supporting each other through personal and professional crises — parents dying, children leaving home, job changes, political activism, diets and really bad haircuts.
Isabel makes the first move, taking a year away from her family to follow in her mother’s footsteps across Europe. Soon Sally is on her way to San Francisco, to come face to face with a guilty secret. Robin, in the wake of a clandestine relationship, heads for isolation in the country. And Grace? Well, Grace would never go away for an entire year, but she thinks she might take a short holiday in England. Once there, she bumps into someone she hardly knows — herself.
Gang of Four is a story of four very different journeys and a celebration of women in the prime of life.
“A wonderfully written story about women who dare to move away from their everyday way of living.”
“A mature, relevant and entertaining first novel … subversive, Gang of Four will ignite more than plum puddings.”
The Weekend Australian
“This is not a book about mid-life crisis so much as mid-life opportunity. The characters are like people you know – and there will be people you know who could learn something from them.”
Sydney Morning Herald
“You’ll want to have these women as your friends after reading this wonderfully heart-warming story.”
“There’s no risk in investing in this book. It’s a great read and definitely leaves you with something to think about — especially if you’re 50-something.”
Get Creative magazine published a review of Food, Sex & Money and Gang of Four in one article [pdf]