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Title: The Sun Walks Down

Written by: Fiona McFarlane 


Award winning author
Australian author

Longlisted Indie Book Awards / Fiction 2023
Shortlisted Walter Scott Prize 2023
Shortlisted ABIA Awards 2023
Shortlisted Queensland Literary Awards 2023
Longlisted ARA Historical Novel Prize / Adult 2023
Shortlisted Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2023

A masterful novel by the prize-winning author of The Night Guest and The High Places, an epic tale of revelation, history, myth, love and art.

In September 1883, the South Australian town of Fairly huddles under strange, vivid sunsets. Six-year-old Denny Wallace has gone missing during a dust storm, and the whole town is intent on finding him. As they search the desert and mountains for the lost child, the residents of Fairly—newlyweds, landowners, farmers, mothers, artists, Indigenous trackers, cameleers, children, schoolteachers, widows, maids, policemen—explore their own relationships with the complex landscape and unsettling history of the Flinders Ranges.

The colonial Australia of The Sun Walks Down is unfamiliar, multicultural, and noisy with opinions, arguments, longings and terrors. It’s haunted by many gods—the sun among them, rising and falling on each day that Denny could be found, or lost forever.


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