Alienated by her own country and family, Naomi leaves Japan for England, to study Victorian writer Harriet Martineau, who she looks upon as a kindred spirit. This move marks the beginning of an endless journey in search of her spiritual home. After years of failed attempts to settle in Europe, Naomi reaches the Algerian Sahara - the landscape of a long-held dream. And so begins a pilgrimage to the land of the sunset - only to find that it comes at the wrong time. Part travelogue, part record of self-discovery, My Desert Odyssey is an evocative and often humorous account of one person's search for fulfilment and peace.