IN STORE: Parnassus Book Club discusses The Sun Walks Down

Join moderator Kathy Schultenover for a discussion of Fiona McFarlane's The Sun Walks DownThis is a free event which will take place in store on Monday, June 17th at 6:00 PM Central Time. 

Registration is not required for this meeting. Masks are strongly encouraged.

About the Book

Fiona McFarlane's blazingly brilliant new novel, The Sun Walks Down, tells the many-voiced, many-sided story of a boy lost in colonial Australia.

In September 1883, a small town in the South Australian outback huddles under strange, vivid sunsets. Six-year-old Denny Wallace has gone missing during a dust storm, and the entire community is caught up in the search for him. As they scour the desert and mountains for the lost child, the residents of Fairly--newlyweds, farmers, mothers, Indigenous trackers, cameleers, children, artists, schoolteachers, widows, maids, policemen--confront their relationships, both with one another and with the land-scape they inhabit.

The colonial Australia of The Sun Walks Down is noisy with opinions, arguments, longings, and terrors. It's haunted by many gods--the sun among them, rising and falling on each day in which Denny could be found, or lost forever.

Told in many ways and by many voices, Fiona McFarlane's new novel pulses with love, art, and the unbearable divine. It arrives like a vision, mythic and bright with meaning.

Event date: 
Monday, June 17, 2024 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Parnassus Books
3900 Hillsboro Pike Suite 14
Nashville, TN 37215
The Sun Walks Down: A Novel By Fiona McFarlane Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250321756
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Picador - February 13th, 2024