The novel "Nights of the Moon" is now complete. It is a relationship-based drama/mystery set on a remote island in Western Australia's far north.
The novel was written over 28 separate (though not consecutive) nights and published online in a serialised format on the night each chapter was written.
The synopsis is as follows: Leila is a dreamer.
She dreams of a successful career, a house in the suburbs with a white picket fence, a "half-decent partner", a couple of kids and maybe even a dog thrown into the bargain. She dreams of writing poetry. But she lives on remote mining sites, working eleven hour days in the fierce desert heat - in a not-so-distant future where there are few, if any, other options on the table. Most recently, Leila finds herself dreaming of a brief halcyon time on Irwin Island in the far north of Western Australia - and Edin: a quietly charming but complex and often inscrutable man with a troubled past. "Nights of the Moon" is a bittersweet drama and mystery, exploring the challenges and realities facing modern relationships - and just what it takes to find fulfilment and meaning in life.
The novel will remain online for approximately 1 week after which it will be taken down for publication by Pikkeljig Press.