In the Wet
A classic adventure from the author of A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
It is the rainy season. Drunk and delirious, an old man lies dying in the Queensland bush. In his opium-hazed last hours, a priest finds his deserted shack and listens to his last words. Half-awake and half-dreaming the old man tells the story of an adventure set decades in the future, in a very different world…
Praise for In the Wet
Shute is an honest exciting adventure writer who blends narrative gift with a fine power of descriptionJohn Betjeman
Exhibits his talents at their provocative bestNew York Times
That shattering, unaffected, literary style of his is wholly deceptive...is, in fact, masterlyH.E. Bates