Sometimes, it's impossible to get home.
Especially if home is not where you think it is.
Indigenous urbanite Billy knows very little about his ancestry and is quite content to let it stay that way. However, one late night out changes all of that.
Stranded on a central Australian highway, with only the stars and mosquitoes for company, Billy finds his future determined by a pair of unlikely saviors and a mysterious supernatural entity.
In an effort to get himself home and confounded by circumstances beyond his control, Billy embarks on a surreal odyssey. There is only one problem…home is not where he expects it to be.
“Part quest, part ghost story, and part contemporary fable, Loreless combines magic, mysticism, wisdom, and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery.” – reviewer V. van Roon
“This strong and compelling narrative pulls the reader along with a man who has absolutely no idea where he's going, and it's a journey that's well worth taking.” – author, Tom Lichtenberg
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About the Author
Find out more about him at www.pjwhittlesea.com
My foray into serious writing began with a poem. A simple dedication of love.
At the time I was also interested in making music and a friend gave me a tip: anything you write, you can sing, you only need a guitar. I taught myself a few basic guitar chords, took my poem and converted it into a song. It became the first song I ever wrote.
Since then I have written hundreds of lyrics. Many of them became songs but many didn't. The writing of lyrics became my passion. I found converting them into songs as the best way to express my writing. However the writing, much more than the music, was my focus. Music was just a tool to convey the words. At some stage I decided to go a step further and write a musical.
I made several attempts at writing the musical but it never really came together. The story behind the musical, though, has stayed with me ever since. About four years ago I decided to take the plunge and write something more substantial than a poem or a lyric.
I decided to write a novel.
As I was used to writing very short and concise pieces, usually to depict or describe a single event or emotion, writing an entire book seemed daunting. It required so many words. I started with a few ideas that I had, but in the end the pull of the story behind the musical was the strongest. It wouldn't let me go.
It has now become my first novel.