The title The Suicide Season reflects the phrase applied to Australia’s Northern Territory during its oppressively humid build-up to the annual monsoonal wet season.
The Suicide Season is a contemporary adventure with a romantic thread and an exotic background. An Australian road story and tree-change, the novel takes place during a worldwide stock market crash. Demoralized Warren Yeats suffers a mid-life crisis after losing his business and wife.
Yeats, an inner-city resident who thinks a bush walk is something you do on a concrete path through botanical gardens, envisions a holiday roughing it in the Outback, which he turns into reality. Amidst a comedy of errors and everything going wrong, in desperation to earn a few bucks, he unknowingly gets wrapped up in an illegal poaching operation. A remarkable woman, new friends, the wild beauty of the Outback, and his own strength pave the way for redemption.