A darkly thrilling tale of obsession and addiction, this is the startling debut novel from comedian Rhona Cameron.
'It was dark when I came to. What woke me was the cold and the water on my legs. I was doing spoons with Scotty, me behind him. We were on a beach. We didn't speak for the first minute, we were so disorientated. I had to genuinely think very hard about where I was. Then I remembered I was in Australia.'
It's the late eighties and 24 year old Kerry has been drifting aimlessly through life in Edinburgh. Rarely having plans of any kind, she gets drunk and things happen: sex, drugs, parties, relationships, and, when she's really pushed, work.
Setting off on a hastily arranged visit to Australia, Kerry packs only three items of clothing, a pair of flip-flops, two hundred pounds and her young persons' work visa. Soon broke, hungry and homeless, she joins ART, a likeable but mismatched band of travellers who sell dodgy oil paintings door-to-door in the suburbs. They are young, beautiful and free; drinking wildly as they travel through the country.
But as their riotous road-trip continues, their lives become deeply entangled, and the drinking spirals out of control. Eventually, she is forced to admit that her journey to Australia isn't quite what it seems.
About: Rhona Cameron
One of the best stand up comedians in the UK, RHONA CAMERON made an impact on the comedy scene in 1992, winning Channel 4's new comedy award. A decade of sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows and tours in the UK, and A/NZ followed. TV includes Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks and The Frank Skinner Show; hosting 4 series of BBC2's pioneering Gaytime TV and in 2000 her first BBC sitcom series, Rhona. In March 2002 she joined the West End cast of The Vagina Monologues, before heading off to the Australian jungle for the massive ITV hit, I'm A Celebrity-Get Me Out Of Here. Her much-repeated "Sometimes we're all like that" speech is now part of television folklore.
Random House Australia
Author: Rhona Cameron
ISBN: 9780091920227 / 0091920221
Review: Rhona Cameron writes with passion and conviction taking you into the character. Look forward to her next novel.Buy it now at