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The story of an intense romance that mingles history, myth and technology and stretches from the Wiltshire Downs to the Australian desert. An engineer and an actress collide at the public baths - thus begins a tale that will encompass elemental choices of life and death.
In the warm alkaline waters of the public bath a headstrong young engineer accidently collides with a beautful actress. From this innocent collision of flesh begins a passion that takes them from the Wiltshire downs to the most elemental choices of life and death in the Australian desert. Their intense romance is but part of the daring story that unfolds. Mingling history, myth and technology with a modern cinematic and poetic imagination, Robert Drewe presents a fable of European ambitions in an alien landscape and a sustained metaphor of water as the life and death force.
Robert Drewe was born in Melbourne and grew up on the West Australian coast. His novels and short stories have widely been translated, won many national and international prizes, and been adapted for film, television, radio and theatre. He has also written plays, screenplays, journalism, and film criticism, and edited two international anthologies of stories.
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