Book ‘The Sun Walks Down’ by Fiona McFarlane

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Long ago, in the arid middle of South Australia, a boy wanders into the desert. His name is Denny. When a dust storm sweeps the landscape bare, the boy is nowhere to be found. Not in the yard, where his mother is hanging the laundry. Not up and over the red hill. Not in nearby Fairly, where his sisters ― intrepid Cissy, languid Joy, and the others ― are attending the wedding of the German girl and her Constable. And so the search begins. What follows is an epic journey through Colonial Australia in search of a lost child. There is a Swedish painter determined to paint the sky. There is Billy, the hired hand. There is Cissy, humiliated by love. There are the many people who long predate the British. There is the landscape...
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (February 14, 2023)  Pages: 336 pages  ISBN-10: 0374606234  ISBN-13: 978-0374606237  ASIN:‎ B09Y4BFT13

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About the author: Fiona McFarlane is the author of The Night Guest (2013) and The High Places (2016), which won the International Dylan Thomas Prize. Her short fiction has been published in the New Yorker and Zoetrope: All-Story. She teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.