There’s something endearingly raw about Corker’s Creek … and what lies beneath its cover is not all tranquil.
In the small rural town of Corker’s Creek in the Wimmera district of Victoria, Australia, Rory Clark is the local GP and his life-partner, Danny Adkin, is a paramedic based at the nearby rural city of Horsham.
Between them, Rory and Danny find themselves entwined with the personal lives of many of the town’s characters.
There’s the cheerful Indian supermarket proprietors, Raj and Saraswati Singh;
The hairdresser and town gossiper, Hetty Crackjaw;
Curtis Sturrock, the self-important farm machinery dealer, and his idiosyncratic wife, Delma;
The pharmacist and local Councillor, Byron Bright, and his compulsively anxious wife, Mindy;
The town grump, Muriel Ferguson;
The landed gentry, Heiner and Anna Watkins;
Carl and Keri Jagger, the farm tenants at ‘Corker’s Creek Park’, where Rory and Danny live;
Monica Selby, the publican and her not-quite-right son, Alfie;
The farm-stay owners, Maureen and Frank Sondheim and their troubled daughter, Cynthia;
And, along with others, there’s also Daphne the emu.
In their first year at Corker’s Creek, Danny and Rory are drawn into ever increasing tension as the good citizens of the town and district navigate around each other – or collide.
The story ends with an unexpected event, which piles on top of other unforeseen events.
About the Author
Douglas Gellatly was brought up on a farm in the Wimmera district of Victoria, Australia. During the course of his life he has experienced working as a farmer, medical research institute field station manager, funeral director, travel consultant and cafe proprietor. He now lives in central Victoria with his partner, Jon, where they operate a small food preserving business and importing business, with a retail shop in the business district of Clunes, Australia's (and the southern hemisphere's) only International Booktown. After a life-time of living life, Douglas took up writing in his late sixties and has now completed three novels, "Lake Brambruck", "Golton Island" and "Corker's Creek". All are set in the Wimmera district of Victoria, Australia. His third novel, "Corker's Creek" completes "The Wimmera Trilogy". He now regards his first novel, "Lake Brambruck", as his 'trial' novel and offers it for free as it contains a few typos. However, it is being revised before its inclusion in "The Wimmera Trilogy", a collection of all three stories. "Mount Zero" is the boxed set of Douglas Gellatly's first three novels, and constitutes "The Wimmera Trilogy." It was released in January of 2015. His aim is to write stories that entertain the reader, and he loves to hear back from readers.