The Boundless Sublime

A brilliant, searing trip into the world of cults and brainwashing. Her best book yet.
Justine Larbalestier

Ruby Jane Galbraith is empty. Her family has been torn apart and it's all her fault.

The only thing that makes sense to her is Fox - a gentle new friend who is wise, soulful and clever, yet oddly naive about the ways of the world. He understands what she's going through and he offers her a chance to feel peace. Fox belongs to a group called the Institute of the Boundless Sublime - and Ruby can't stay away from him. So she is also drawn in to what she too late discovers is a terrifying secretive community that is far from the ideal world she expected.

Can Ruby find the courage to escape? Is there any way she can save Fox too? And is there ever really an escape from the far-reaching influence of the Institute of the Boundless Sublime?

To learn about some of the research I did for this book, check out Let's Talk About Sects.

Shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards

Shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Prize


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