No doubt Allegra in Three Parts will fly off the shelves into book-club living rooms, where it will be admired for its imagination, political intent, and heart.
Should Australia’s small cohort of male readers of literary fiction be bothered to give it a go, they, too, will find much to enjoy – some may even be changed.
One can only hope.
And one can be thankful for Suzanne Daniel’s writing, which dares us to do exactly that: hope.