This is the story of a quest – a journey down the red highway.
On returning from a war zone, Nicolas Rothwell begins to explore the deserts and towns, sleepy coatline and hidden worlds of Australia 's north. As he travels, his journey gathers in momentum and finds a shape. He has unforgettable, even mystical encounters: with a priest, an explorer, a collector and a hunter. It becomes a quest – for knowledge and a sense of home – that builds to a stunning culmination.
Nicolas Rothwell is among Australia 's most gifted writers, and The Red Highway is a one-of-a-kind book. It explores death, friendship, travel and art, and evokes a unique and mesmerising part of the country. 266pp. First published 2009, this edition 2010