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April 18, 2024 0 Comments

Book Launch: Shining Like the Sun – Stephen Orr

Friday 19 April 2024 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Page & Turner – Level 2 at the Myer Centre

Get ready to be swept away into a world of literary brilliance! Brace yourself for an electrifying evening as Wakefield Press proudly presents the highly anticipated launch of “Shining Like the Sun” by the extraordinary Stephen Orr. Hold onto your seats as the one and only Peter Goers, renowned radio host, esteemed art critic, and author of the captivating “In the Air of an Afternoon Almost Past” takes the stage to ignite the event. Join us at the sensational Page & Turner, nestled on level 2 of the iconic Myer Centre, for an unforgettable celebration of literature, art, and the sheer joy of storytelling!

About the Book

Wilf Healy lives in the wheatbelt town of Selwyn, works in Monk’s Irish pub, delivers letters, drives the school bus, holds the place together. But he’s had enough, wants to retire – to forget his nephew Connor, at war with the world, his brother Brian, visiting from America, his niece Orla, sick with blood cancer. Although he plans, and tries, he can’t leave. Something is holding him back.

As the young people flee, the old people die, the drugs arrive in Selwyn, Wilf has to decide what’s important. Shining Like the Sun is about the value of promises, of words and actions that might save a failing community. In the process, Wilf learns there’s no such thing as retirement.

About Stephen Orr
Stephen Orr is an Australian writer of novels, short stories and non-fiction. His works are set in uniquely Australian settings, including coastal towns, outback regions and the Australian suburbs. His fiction explores the dynamics of Australian families and communities.

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