Shooting Star

Marjorie Lewis-Jones

Easy-going Orley’s casual lifestyle, running an ageing caravan park is soon to be upset with unexpected turns of events.


Easy-going Orley has until recently enjoyed a casual lifestyle, running an ageing caravan park in a less than salubrious resort town, surrounded by a family he loves and on whom he has largely depended. But nothing ever stays the same. When those foundations that have been his world are threatened with worsening health issues and even loss, Orley experiences a growing sense of anxiety, powerlessness, loneliness and frustration.

Marjorie Lewis-Jones’ insightful characterisation of Orley as well as her earthy narrative, connects the reader to a uniquely personal experience with a most recognisable and universal theme.

Marjorie Lewis-Jones is a Sydney writer and editor. She won The Carmel Bird Award in 2014 and she recently won the inaugural Lane Cove Literary Award. Marjorie runs the literary blog, a bigger brighter world.


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