Theney Fairweather can take away your pain. To those who experience her touch, it feels like a miracle. But hers is a healing gift that she fears and does not understand. When this young Australian woman takes a job in Prospect, Nebraska, she discovers a temporary sanctuary from herself and an unlikely friendship with her neighbour 'the Princess'. It is only when Theney meets Aubrey, a jazz musician whose damaged soul is a reflection of her own, that she really begins to understand the gift we all have and how to use it."Tristessa & Lucido" is a haunting debut novel about modern love and old-fashioned faith.