Born in a blizzard, Les Leong is adopted into a chinese-Australian family. He grows up in the declining gold town of Kiandra in the NSW Snowy Mountains and lives through a time in Australia now long past.
Les lives the life of a bushman amoung a captivating array of characters. He has adventures and misadventures in the city too. As Les learns what Australia and the high country really mean, and pursues a quest for understanding bequeathed by Aboriginal forebears. Seeing Through Snow is a captivating blend of imagination and history.
Author Matthew Higgins has Skied and bushwalked in the Australian high country since he first visited Kiandra as a kid. This is his sixth book and first novel.