Fancy, fiction or…fact? These are tales based on the author’s wanderings through the deserts, ghost towns, the High Country and the bush. The stories reflect the silence, the mystery and the eeriness of these unique places – all are different and compulsive, from the painting in the Commonwealth Gallery, to the darkly sinister ‘Maudie’, and to the lost family of Western Australia. This volume includes:    The Trap; Swooping Kites; The Hut in the High Country; Maudie’s As Good As a Man; The Fireplace Smoked Something Terrible; Long Memory; The Drums; Ghost Town; Desert Wind; The Silver Car; No-one Lives There Any More; The Millionaire.