The Everlasting Sunday, a novel by Robert Lukins.
Published by University of Queensland Press. Out 26 Feb 2018.
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During the freezing English winter of 1962, seventeen-year-old Radford is sent to Goodwin Manor, a home for boys who have been ‘found by trouble’. Drawn immediately to the charismatic West, Radford soon discovers that each one of them has something to hide.
Life at the Manor offers only a volatile refuge, and unexpected arrivals threaten the world the boys have built. Will their friendship be enough when trouble finds them again?
At once both beautiful and brutal, The Everlasting Sunday is a haunting debut novel about growing up, growing wild and what it takes to survive.
"Robert Lukins' powerful, assured writing cuts like a knife into a world cracking with secrets and tension." LUCY TRELOAR, author of Salt Creek.
"The Everlasting Sunday is a beautifully written, subtle novel, dealing with loss, forgiveness, love, redemption and the complexity of our natures ... Extraordinary." JOHN PURCELL, Booktopia.
Spoken by Ione Butler.
Music, 'Week 15 Project' by Madeleine Cocolas (soundcloud.com/madeleine-cocolas), courtesy of artist.