The Driller's Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories

Gary is a hardworking surface driller, in Kalgoorlie, packing up his rig for a bush stint. He fights with his wife, Sarah, and leaves with tension in the air. On a rare night out, she meets a man and, within a week, her marriage is turned upside down. It is a poignant tale of the emotional cost of endless contract work away from the home, just like in Henry Lawson's The Drover's Wife. More

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About CE Rocchi

Cate Rocchi, 40, has been a writer/journalist for 20 years. She trained on The Kalgoorlie Miner in Western Australia and her work has appeared in Australia's Mining Monthly and The West Australian in Australia. In London, she worked for Investment Week, International Investment, Hedge Funds Review and Eurohedge while in Hong Kong she her articles have been published in Asian Investor and Playtimes, a children's magazine. Much of her fiction is set in Asia but Australia's outback is also strongly featured. Her punchy style is rapidly gaining notoriety.

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