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Red Dirt Talking
Red Dirt Talking

Red Dirt Talking


368 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: October 2012

ISBN 9781921888793

Rights: US, CA, ZA, SAM & CAR

Fremantle Press (Oct 2012)


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Set in the outback of Western Australia, this novel centers around the disappearance of Kuj, an eight-year-old girl, during a bitter custody battle. Annie, an anthropology graduate newly arrived from the city, is increasingly distracted from her work by the mysterious event. As Annie searches for the truth beneath the township’s wild speculations, she find herself increasingly drawn towards Mick Hooper, a muscly, laid-back Australian man with secrets of his own.


"An insightful and wryly funny look at life in the remote outback."  —Melissa Lucashenko, author, Too Flash

"The characters who inhabit and walk through this story are very real people, with all the human strengths and weaknesses that make us who we are."  —Samuel Wagan Watson, poet, Smoke Encrypted Whispers

"This is a contemporary drama inhabited by a motley crew of characters, crackling with dialogue and shot through with a wry sense of humor."  —Bookseller+Publisher

Author Biography

Jacqueline Wright is a linguist, a sports producer at ABC radio in Broome, Australia, and a former teacher. She is the recipient of the T. A. G. Hungerford Award and is a contributor to the anthology Kimberley Stories.