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The Sun Walks Down

Fiona McFarlane


The Sun Walks Down (2022) by Australian writer, Fiona McFarlane, tells the story of a colonial Flinders Rangers, South Australia community searching for – or talking about if not actively searching - a missing 6-year-old boy.

The cast of characters include Aboriginal Australian trackers and servants, Muslim cameleers, German born landowners, a visiting artist from Sweden, and Anglo-Australian children, policemen and teachers.

McFarlane addresses well the traumatic effect for young Denny Wallace of being separated from his family. When a couple take care of him briefly—finding him asleep near their camp one morning—he is terrified they want to steal him.

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