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Sun Walks Down

Fiona McFarlane

SHORTLISTED FOR THE WALTER SCOTT PRIZE

'Brilliant, fresh and compulsively readable'
ANN PATCHETT

'A blazing mystery . . . tremendous'
GUARDIAN

'Masterful storytelling'
WASHINGTON POST

'Gloriously orchestrated . . . kaleidoscopic'
IRISH TIMES

'A thrilling success'
WALL STREET JOURNAL

An epic tale of unsettlement, history, myth, art and love - and of a small boy lost in the Australian desert from the prize-winning author of The Night Guest and The High Places.

In September 1883, in a small town in the South Australian outback, six-year-old Denny Wallace goes missing.

As a dust storm sweeps across the landscape, the entire community is caught up in the search. Scouring the desert and mountains, the residents of Fairly - newlyweds, farmers, mothers, artists, Indigenous trackers, cameleers, policemen - confront their relationships with each other and with the ancient land they inhabit. A land haunted by many gods - the sun among them, rising and falling on each day in which Denny could be found, or lost forever.


PRAISE FOR FIONA MCFARLANE

'I can't think of another writer working today who I admire more'
KEVIN POWERS, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE YELLOW BIRDS

'An extraordinary writer'
MICHELLE DE KRETSER, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF SCARY MONSTERS

'McFarlane has a gift for cutting into a story at precisely the right angle'
THE TIMES

'An intelligent and distinctive voice . . . a marvel'
SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

'An exceptionally fine writer'
PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

  • Classification : HISTORICAL FICTION
  • Pub Date : FEB 1, 2024
  • Imprint : Sceptre
  • Page Extent : 432
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9781529389869
  • Price : INR 799
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Fiona McFarlane

Fiona McFarlane's first novel, The Night Guest, won several prizes including the Voss Literary Prize and New South Wales Premier's Award, and was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for First Fiction and Miles Franklin Literary Award, among others. She is also the author of the short story collection The High Places, which won the International Dylan Thomas Prize, and The Sun Walks Down, which was shortlisted for the Walter Scott Prize. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Best Australian Stories. McFarlane grew up in Sydney and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

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