Book Description

The Outback by David Clarkson

The Indie Book of the Day for 28th of June, 2014!

Genre: Literary, Suspense

Would you commit to 3 months of hard labour in exchange for a year in paradise?

Matt would, which is why he finds himself in the small outback town of Birribandi. He arrives expecting to make sacrifices but is relieved to discover that sex and alcohol are both easy to come by. There is just one problem – his new boss.

Rhett is as merciless as the desert sun and he intends to make the backpackers in his charge work for their keep. He also plans on taking a cut of the money they earn via an illicit side business he has been running right under the nose of the local sheriff. The young travellers vow not to get involved, but when one of the group inadvertently crosses the old man, they all must face the consequences.

The Outback is a horrific exploration of the dark side of the traveller’s dream. It is also a story about finding friendship and love in the toughest of circumstances. When the line between paranoia and superstition becomes blurred, absolutely anything can happen…

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 763 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Publication Date: April 11, 2013
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CC3M9TI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled 
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled 
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled


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David grew up in the north east of England, where he went on to study English Literature at The University of Sunderland. After graduating, he started to write his first fictional stories, but always felt that to become a truly accomplished writer he would need to significantly broaden his horizons. Therefore, just days after his 27th birthday, he bought a one-way ticket to Sydney, Australia.

He spent 2 years in the land down under and travelled through every far flung corner of the country, earning his keep by taking up jobs doing everything from pruning grape vines to driving tractors. In his spare time he vowed to try every new experience that was offered his way, no matter how crazy. He climbed glaciers, swam with sharks, jumped from aeroplanes and pretty much tried to live life as much as possible.

During his time overseas, he was also fortunate enough to meet the love of his life; Katie. Upon the couple’s return to the UK in 2009, what was originally intended as a birthday present (a travel journal recounting their time in Asia) helped him to rediscover his vocation in life. He has been writing like a mad man ever since.

All of David’s novels are inspired to some extent by his own travels and he writes the kind of books that he would want to read. Far too impatient to spend months waiting for impersonal rejections from literary agents, he decided to publish his work himself. Ultimately, he just wants people to enjoy reading his books as much as he enjoys writing them.

All of his novels are written in standard British English.

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