Kirby Arrow is one of two teens that live in their small town in Australia, along with her mom, her senile grandfather, her goats, her cat, and her dog. When beautiful and strange Iris arrives, Kirby’s best friend falls for her. The problem is so does Kirby.
Imagine being the only two seventeen-year-olds in a small town. That’s life for Kirby Arrow — named after the most dissenting judge in Australia’s history — and her best friend Clancy Lee, would-be musical star.
Clancy wants nothing more than to leave town and head for the big smoke, but Kirby is worried: her family has a history of leaving. She hasn’t heard from her father since he left when she was a baby. Shouldn’t she stay to help her mother with the goat’s-milk soap-making business, look after her grandfather who suffers from dementia, be an apprentice carpenter to old Mr Pool? And how could she leave her pet goat, Stanley, her dog Maude, and her cat Marianne?
But two things happen that change everything for Kirby. She finds an article in the newspaper about her father, and Iris arrives in town. Iris is beautiful, wears crazy clothes, plays the mandolin, and seems perfect, really, thinks Kirby. Clancy has his heart set on winning over Iris. Trouble is Kirby is also falling in love with Iris…
Cis girls: Kirby, Iris
Not explicitly addressed.
Indian-Australian – Iris