I’m delighted to be able to offer you the chance to win one of five hardback copies of Red Dirt (UK only) as well as the opportunity to read an extract, courtesy of Blake at the publishers, Head of Zeus. Red Dirt will be published in hardback and as an ebook on 2nd June. You can order a copy here: Red Dirt
What the book’s about
Three young Irish people have come to Australia, running from the economic ruins of their home country and their own unhappy lives. In this promised land, stunned by the heat and the vast arid space of the interior, they each try to escape their past in a chaotic world of backpacker hostels, huge fruit farms and squalid factories, surrounded by new friends who are even more damaged and dangerous than they are themselves. Endless supplies of cheap drink and drugs loosen what little sense of responsibility they have, and a spiral of self-destructive behaviour forces each of them to face up to the reality of their lives.