'This is the story of a quest - a journey down the red highway.
'On returning from a war zone, Nicolas Rothwell begins to explore the deserts and towns, sleepy coastline and hidden worlds of Australia's north. As he travels, his journey gathers momentum and finds a shape. He has unforgettable, even mystical encounters: with a nun, an explorer, a collector and a hunter. It becomes a quest - for knowledge and a sense of home - that builds to a stunning culmination.
'... The Red Highway ... explores death, friendship, travel and art, and evokes a unique and mesmerising part of the country.' (Publisher's blurb)