The house of his childhood shapes a young Greek-Australian boy's desires and destiny. Both innocent youth and cunning adolescent, the boy lives in awe of his mother and her erratic moods. When the house is sold and the family is uprooted to live abroad, the boy, now becoming a young man aware of his homosexuality, realises he must return to that house if he is ever to find happiness. Set against the background of working class Australia in the sixties, Greece in the seventies, and London and New York in the eighties, Medea's Children is a moving, often humorous journey through sexually charged landscapes. Though at home the narrator discovers his sexual and cultural origins far removed from the Greece of ancient times, he continues a search for beauty as it has always been worshipped. Erotic, wise and ironic, this novel spins an alluring story of sex, love and identity.