Continuing on from Kookaburra on the Deck, Time is the Brake follows Mouse as she grapples with the fact that her lover, Adrian, has deserted her for good. This time there is no turning back, even though she questions the validity of everything she
has been told. The realisation that their literary epic is the only way they can be together propels her into full immersion with the script, both as a comfort and as a means to decipher their elusive destiny. As the pages grow daily beneath her tapping fingers
she intuitively knows that events are not over.