On the edge of the salt lakes in the harsh Mallee country
of north-west Victoria in the 1920s live isolated families battling with fate to scrape out an existence. There are few travellers until a girl turns up out of nowhere. Eileen.
Eager for mischief and hungry for attention, Eileen arrives to
captivate them all until, in another cloud of mystery, she disappears. What follows is the epic and incredible odyssey of the boy who flees in search of her. Compelled by the mystery
his journey takes him across the haunting landscape of the Australian outback.
In the tradition of William Faulkner The Salt of Broken Tears
is an astounding achievement. Lyrical and intense, it is at once a dark thriller and a meditation on imagination and desire, evoking the mythic beauty of the Australian landscape.