Driving into the sun
Place of Publication
School of Arts and Humanities
For Orla, living in the suburbs in 1968 on the cusp of adolescence, her father is a great shining light, whose warm and powerful presence fills her world.
But in the aftermath of his sudden death, Orla, her mother and her sister are left in a no-man’s-land, a place where the rights and protections of the nuclear family suddenly and mysteriously no longer apply, and where the path between girl and woman must be navigated alone.
Polain, M. (2019) Driving into the Sun. Fremantle Press, Freemantle. Available here