The Red Highway
Author: Nicolas Rothwell
First published: 2009 This edition: 2010
Format: Paperback 266 pages
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