- THE DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD
The Secret Cure
Based on a true story about Hans Asperger, the ‘Schindler’ for children with Aspergers Syndrome in World War II Austria, The Secret Cure is a love story and an exploration of new ways to be human, honourable and passionate.
Eva, a cleaning lady in a small scientific laboratory, embarks on a secret mission to discover a cure for her daughter, who suffers from Aspergers.
Meanwhile the group of determined scientists working at the laboratory showcase their aspirations, jealousies, hatreds, intrigues, deceptions and triumphs as they try to make the regional Australian laboratory internationally famous.
Praise for The Secret Cure:
… captivating … With its intimations of sadness and profound insights, it seems to me that Woolfe has painted a picture, not only of autism, but also of the tragic human condition of never quite fitting in to our tiny, pitiable worlds.COURIER MAIL