Latest Book: Time's Long Ruin
Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2010
Nine-year-old Henry Page is a club-footed, deep-thinking loner, spending his summer holidays reading, roaming the melting streets of his suburb, playing with his best friend Janice, and her younger brother and sister. Until one day Janice asks Henry to spend the day at the beach with them. He declines, a decision that will stay with him forever.
Time's Long Ruin is based loosely on the disappearance of the Beaumont children from Glenelg beach on Australia Day, 1966. It's a novel about friendship, love and loss; a story about those left behind, and how they carry on: the searching, the disappointments, the plans and dreams that are only ever put on hold.
Hill of Grace
Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2004
Attempts to Draw Jesus
Allen and Unwin, Sydney, 2002
- literary fiction
Website: Stephen Orr
Contact Publisher: Angela Tolley
at Wakefield Press
Phone: +61 (8) 8362 8800
Address: 1 The Parade West, Kent Town, SA 5067
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