She hadn’t been looking for a man to complete her. She didn’t need to be completed. She hadn’t even been thinking about the pleasures of sex. It all just came to her out of the blue. But with so many strings attached, would she be able to disentangle herself before they were found out? Even at the beginning, she knew that he was never going to stand in front to protect her, should the first stone find its mark.
Adultery is an erotic, wild ride of illicit sex and emotional turmoil. The story, told in first person, plays out the different natures and needs of men and women when driven by sexual desires that must be kept secret.
Frankie Bakker’s thoughtful, seductive, and sometimes confronting artwork adds further heat as the lovers vacillate between an all-consuming lust and guilt, tenderness and anger, as they play out their wanton affair.
The poetry in this book is part of a larger collection, written during a decade of teaching in remote Aboriginal communities, in the western and eastern desert areas of Australia’s Northern Territory. The wide skies, the harsh, yet stunning landscape and the resilient people, who seem endlessly able to forgive the ignorance of we, who have not grown up out of their land, constantly inspired me to write. Living among so many talented artists, where art was a normal part of life, painting became a natural progression for me.
I have faithfully recorded life as I experienced it out there, the grace, the grief, the connections, and the disconnections. I will be forever grateful to all those who accepted me on their land, their country, where for many years I got to experience life beneath that magnificent, vast, dreamtime sky.