First edition cover
|Cover artist||Mary Callahan|
|Media type||Print (Cloth)|
|LC Class||PR9619.3.W585 R5 1994|
The Riders tells the story of an Australian man, Fred Scully, and his 6 year old daughter Billie. Scully, as he is known, and his wife Jennifer have planned to move from Australia to a cottage they have purchased in Ireland. His wife and daughter are due to arrive in Ireland but at the airport only Billie arrives, traumatised and unable to tell her father what has happened or why her mother put her on the plane alone. The story then follows Scully and Billie as they travel around Europe retracing the steps of their previous travel, trying to find Jennifer and work out why she left them.
Themes and symbols
The book draws on the European mythology of the Wild Hunt, hence "The Riders".
- "The Riders Review (Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne)" Daily Review, 25 September 2014
- Middlemiss.org Riders Page