Episode 60: Coober Pedy (featuring Rosemary Jones)


This week on The Easy Chair: “Coober Pedy,” by guest author Rosemary Jones. Coober Pedy is a small town in northern South Australia, considered the opal mining capital of the world, with almost a quarter of a million mine shafts, many of them abandoned, dotting the landscape. Not uncoincidentally, in Coober Pedy, it is easy to go missing. Nungala, a teen girl living in Adelaide, 500 miles away, is visited in her sleep by her cousin Jane, who has gone missing. Jane calls her to Coober Pedy to solve the mystery and bring her home.

Rosemary (a.k.a. Rosie) Jones is a brilliant writer and former resident of Coober Pedy. She weaves a brilliant story about connection, violence, loss, and love. Trust me, Rosie’s tale will have you at the edge of your seat. Tune in!