Author(s): Di Morrissey
An outback family saga that is funny, poignant and completely unexpected from Australia's favourite storyteller with the new novel Arcadia out soon.Di's 12th novel opens in New Zealand in the 1960s. The Mitchell family has run a prosperous sheep farm for generations and the youngest daughter, Sally, has just turned 20. She shocks her parents by becoming involved with an older man. Scandalised, they try to pack her off to England, but Sally doesn't make it. After a wild spree in Sydney, she's cashed in her ticket and, hell bent on adventure, takes a job as a governess on a remote cattle station - Barra Creek. Untamed and crocodile-infested, it's a land of deserts, jungles and wide rivers. Decades later, Sally learns a secret that will change many lives... including her own.
Di Morrissey is one of Australia's most popular female novelists. Di's novels, The Valley, The Reef, Barra Creek, Kimberley Sun, The Bay, Blaze, Scatter the Stars, The Songmaster, When the Singing Stops, Tears of the Moon, The Last Mile Home, Follow the Morning Star, The Last Rose of Summer and Heart of the Dreaming all went straight to the top of the bestseller list. Di divides her time between Byron Bay and the Manning Valley in NSW.