The unusual world of the Caretakers in Reluctant Activists is followed by Eleven Hundred Sand Dunes shifting and deepening the expanding stories of the characters as they tackle the ups and downs of the aftermath and the challenges ahead.
Each character’s journey is not only an exploration of the physical world, but also one of personal discovery, resilience and frustrating, yet exhilarating, action. They face the eyes of the law, overcome the tricksters thrown in by the Source, and desperately struggle to maintain their somewhat normal lives. To triumph over hurdles requires supporting one another, and it is these poignant and tender experiences of love in the face of adversity which bring the characters and their stories together.
Set first in Melbourne and then across Victoria’s eastern coast, the story finally reaches the Simpson Desert. Eleven Hundred Sand Dunes is an exploration not only of the fast paced and demanding world we came to know in Reluctant Activists, but also one which explores strength, hope and courage.
Helena Phillips is a psychotherapist, relationship counsellor, writer and teacher.