Heat. Drought. Dust storms. More people missing every day.
The city turning into a ghost town.
These are not the only dangers for George and his little brother, Beeper. There’s Emily, a girl who moves like a shadow, slides through locked doors, and seems determined to push two stranded boys ever closer to disaster.
The Big Dry, by Tony Davis, is a “haunting and exquisitely written” example of “dystopian fiction at its very best”. It tells the story of three young people battling a world gone horribly wrong. Beautifully and economically told, it is one of those stories that touches your heart, stays with you long after you’ve finished the final page and says much about the human condition – all through three endearing and memorable characters.
The Big Dry: Shortlisted in NSW Premier’s Awards and Aurealis Awards for Speculative Fiction