Beyond climate tipping points there is the time of The Failing. Harry Sinclair, aging ex-CEO of Clearwater Corporation, travels the fringes of an ever-expanding Australian desert. Perched on a dray pulled by his only companion, a fractious camel, Harry is haunted by his past as a water prospector who, in the search for water, drove the beleaguered inhabitants of the west from their lands. A gentle and hauntingly beautiful cli-fi road-trip, Thirst meanders through an outback broken by unending drought. Interwoven through a vast Australian landscape, Thirst explores the future challenges caused by our present inaction on climate change and our over-exploitation of natural resources and, at its conclusion, reveals a glimmer of hope at the chaotic end of the 21st century.