The latest bestseller from Australia’s most popular author, Di Morrissey
Family and conscience. Money and marriage. The Golden Land is a story built upon classic themes in a modern Australian dimension. It powerfully brings together tragedy and trauma on both public and personal scales.
Di Morrissey skilfully explores the little known, troubled history of Burma through a contemporary story of an ordinary Australian family facing all too recognisable hardships.
The Golden Land contrasts the truth about Burma against some truths about our own golden land, Australia. Di Morrissey’s superb sense of setting and the connection with the characters rings true in every scene, showing the integrity, strength and complexity of her writing.
The historic and present day connections between Burma and Australia are gently woven throughout the plot with the settings mixing the exotic with the contemporary.
Natalie is a truly sympathetic heroine; sometimes naïve, but always strong and loving, a devoted young mother forced to make tough decisions. Natalie’s journey, both physically and emotionally, changes her outlook on life, and it is a journey readers will be glad to share.
Natalie is a young Gold Coast mother with a loving husband, two small children and a happy lifestyle. While helping her mother move house, she finds a little box containing a Burmese artefact. When Natalie learns its unique history through a letter left by her great-great uncle, it ignites an interest in its country of origin and her uncle's unfulfilled plans for this curio.
Her investigations collide with her own dramatically changing circumstances and create a catalyst for a moral dilemma that challenges the core of her marriage as she finds herself immersed in two very different golden lands.
About the Author
Di Morrissey is one of Australia's most successful writers. She began writing as a young woman, working as a journalist for Australian Consolidated Press in Sydney and Northcliffe Newspapers in London. She has worked in television in Australia and in the USA as a presenter, reporter, producer and actress. After her marriage to a US diplomat, Peter Morrissey, she lived in Singapore, Japan, Thailand, South America and Washington. Returning to Australia, Di published her first novel in 1991. Di and her partner, Boris Janjic, live in the Manning Valley in New South Wales when not travelling to research her novels, which are all inspired by a particular landscape.