Desert Fish

Author(s): Cherise Saywell


Gilly lives in a drought-ridden small town in 1970s Australia. She's left school but hasn't found a job, it's always hot and life seems a little pointless. Then Pete arrives. Golden-skinned with a kind smile and relaxed attitude, he boards with Gilly and her family and breaks the tension between her philandering father and anxious-to-please mother. Gilly can't help but fall in love with him and one sultry night, she gets what she wants. A few weeks later, Pete disappears and Gilly finds out she's pregnant. She wants Pete so badly she'll do what it takes to find him and keep him, at any cost.


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Cherise Saywell's stories have been shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Prize and have appeared in The London Magazine, New Writing Scotland and Carve Magazine.

General Fields

  • : 9781864711158
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Vintage (Australia)
  • : March 2011
  • : Australia
  • : March 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cherise Saywell
  • : Paperback
  • : 3-Nov