When Skip and Marlo Wells’ mother is sectioned, the sisters must move to the backwater city of Crater Lakes to stay with
relatives. Skip puts her faith in her big sister, but even the ever-resourceful Marlo can’t think of a solution when she is told sixteen is too old for school, so she must instead go to work in her uncle’s shop.
The sisters dream of escape, but with no sign of their mother’s release they resign themselves to their fate. As they are drawn into the lives of their new neighbours, it seems that Crater Lakes
may not be as dull as it first appeared... Against the backdrop of a broken home, the Vietnam War and the fight for equality, Volcano Streetis a heartfelt tale of acceptance and belonging