Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr

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April 2010, no 320

Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr

Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 432 pp

Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr

by
April 2010, no 320

Lost children appear (or disappear) everywhere in literature and film: in Alice Sebold’s The Lovely Bones (2002) and Clint Eastwood’s Changeling (2008). Wendy James’s new novel, Where Have You Been?, concerns a lost teenager, and Carmel Bird’s Child of the Twilight (which I reviewed in last month’s ABR) explores the mythic status of the lost child. However, Stephen Orr’s novel Time’s Long Ruin goes to the harrowing core of one of the most disturbing mysteries in twentieth-century Australia – the disappearance of the Beaumont children.

Gillian Dooley reviews 'Time’s Long Ruin' by Stephen Orr

Time’s Long Ruin

by Stephen Orr

Wakefield Press, $24.95 pb, 432 pp

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