Thirty-five-year-old Hazel is chef and drag queen at a small city restaurant. His life is completely changed when he is entrusted with the management of an enormous run-down estate in the outback of Australia, not to mention the upbringing of a beautiful but repressed eleven-year-old boy. On the estate, he encounters heart-stopping Matthew, an image of male perfection. The small outback town has a variety of fascinating characters, including members of the rival Wallace family; Doris, a dominating matriarchal figure; and Carmel, who reads the future in a pack of nonexistent cards. As Hazel brings the estate to life again, so his own life is changed by his growing attraction to Matthew . . .