A Single Breath

A Single Breath slider AA

“A book about self-awareness, self-discovery, blame, grief and coming to terms with the circle of life.
Some beautifully written passages and reflections on life/death and birth/re birth.” Carol Seeley, Reading, Writing and Riesling.

“Dana’s story is intense, and you’ll find yourself rooting for her from beginning to end while second guessing everything that’s going on. Highly recommended!” Reader, NetGalley

When the first hate letter arrives in the days after her patient, Bonnie’s death, obstetrician Doctor Dana Cavanagh reads it with shaking hands before placing it next to the small news article of the court’s verdict: not guilty. Hate letters continue to trickle in, but one stands out from the others—a cryptic message with a tiny marble stone, its origin—Kos, Greece, the birthplace of Hippocrates. Accompanied by her sister Madeleine, Dana follows the mystery of the letter to Kos. Despairing for her sanity, Dana persists in her crusade to come to terms with being implicated in the death of another.


DR AMANDA APTHORPE is an author of fiction, teacher of creative writing at Swinburne University of Technology and Victoria University, a manuscript assessor, and mentor. Amanda holds a PhD and MA in creative writing from the University of Melbourne.

She is actively engaged in both local and international writing communities having presented at writing conferences in Wellington NZ (2014) and London (2015 and 2016).

Amanda’s two novels are Whispers in the Wiring (2011) and A Single Breath (2015). Her third book is due out 2017.

CONNECT with Amanda at her blog, on Facebook and Twitter page.

BUY THE BOOK (print or e-book): from our Bookshop or from Amazon.


ISBN: 978-0-9941822-9-6
Format: Trade Paperback and ebook
Publication date: September 2015
Category: Fiction / Literary / Contemporary
Imprint: Atlas Productions
Buy your copy: