The Opal Desert is the story of three women from different generations with unresolved issues in their lives who meet in the fictitious NSW town of Opal Lake.
Kerrie, in her 40s, has just lost her famous sculptor husband who had been the centre of her existence and for whom she made many sacrifices and she now finds her life has lost direction.
Shirley, approaching 80, was betrayed by her lover many years before and has retreated from the world, becoming a recluse living in an underground dugout.
Anna, 19, has a promising athletic career but is torn between the commitment to her sport which could carry her to the Olympics, or enjoying life like other young people.
The friendship that develops between these three women, who meet in the strangely beautiful but desolate landscape of the opal fields, helps them resolve and come to terms with the next stage of their lives.
About The Author
Di Morrissey is Australia's most popular female novelist. Di's previous novels, The Plantation, The Silent Country, The Islands, Monsoon, 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 have all been bestsellers.
Di Morrissey has written 20 books in 20 years.
There is no one quite like her for Australian sagas.
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Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st November 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.504