Within the pages of Landfalls lies the meaning of life, a reminder of what the West once knew in ancient times but has forgotten.
Landfalls is the story space between two realities, the modern and the ancient.
A young English engineer arrives in Australia to work at a uranium mine. He stands alone in the vast desert country there and is fearful of the alien landscape he sees before him. He embarks on a life long quest to conquer the land and so keep him safe from his fear.
Isolde has the god love, the first of Sister Martha’s two love gifts, stolen from her. Yet the stolen love is returned to her in the birth of the miracle child Tristan. The young Aboriginal girl cannot love Tristan though and begins her wanderings in search of the second love gift, the man love. Tristan is abandoned to a violent existence but is found by an old blind medicine man. The sightless karadji takes Tristan on a journey into the desert and raises the boy up from death into life as ‘an other’. When Tristan finds Isolde again she sends him on a quest to heal their sick people in the dreaming of the desert country.
The two quests meet on a bridge with catastrophic consequences when the modern trespasses on the ancient.