Wedding Bush Road
When Daniel, a young Australian lawyer based in Los Angeles, is called back to his family’s farm, he has to contend not only with a philandering father and a sick mother, but also the burden of memory. He arrives in the heat of his parents’ conflict with Sharen – some-time tenant and his father’s ex-lover – who is now squatting on family land. As Daniel is increasingly drawn to Sharen, tensions spark events that will change them all.
With a keen eye for the Australian landscape and set against the workings of a rural horse farm, Wedding Bush Road is a stunning novel about the choices we make, the regrets that linger, and the unquestionable, inevitable pull of home.
‘We should be grateful for stories of this scale, crafted by writers of this skill.’ – Washington Post
‘A vivid and original writer.’ – Time Out London
‘Francis combines a literary style with a compelling narrative about love passion and betrayal.’ – The Canberra Times
‘Francis is a wonderful writer and one to watch closely. His careful attention to language marks him out as a superb prose stylist and lyrical storyteller.’ – Brian Castro