In very near future Sydney, an academic finds himself unprepared to deal with a city collapsing into chaos. The internet has disappeared, the water isn’t running and there is no electricity. As rival paramilitary groups battle for control of the streets, he pays people smugglers to help him escape overseas, only to be held in an island detention camp. There he finds a former ally and together they try to change their fate.
Offshore considers what it means to be at the mercy of a heartless and uncompromising system. Mostafa’s wry irony and visceral descriptions make for a provocative and memorable novella.