Ethan Forsythe, a talented boy obsessed with physics and astronomy, has been raised alone by his mother in Sydney, Australia. As he become s increasingly curious about his father's absence in his life Claire, a former professional ballerina, becomes fiercely protective. On the western coast of Australia Mark is trying to forget about the events that tore his family apart. When Ethan falls ill the three are pulled together again, testing the limits of love and forgiveness. "In the vein of Jodi Picoult's House Rules and Nick Hornby's About a Boy, a debut novel about an exceptionally gifted boy who discovers the truth about his past, his overprotective single mother who tries desperately to shield him from it, and the father he has never met who is trying to come back into his life"-- Provided by publisher.