Trials and tribulations in the heart of the Outback

Fiction; Red Dirt; By EM Reapy; Head of Zeus, €10.60

8th May, 2016
Elizabeth Reapy: a dark story and an assured debut

The titular red dirt of author EM Reapy’s debut novel stems from the bushlands and outback of central Australia, where three young Irish migrants, Murph, Fiona and Hopper, struggle to find a living and themselves a few years after the demise of the Celtic Tiger.

Hard work is plentiful, but so are drugs and alcohol, and all three have arrived from Ireland carrying a fair quotient of emotional and psychological baggage.

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