Sunflower

Colin McLaren

Sunflower is a fictional tale of love, war and intrigue, based on the experiences of one of Australia's longest serving ANZACS. In a small town in outback Australia, railway man George Bingham toils while dreaming of far-off shores and adventure. When the call goes out for Great War volunteers, he drops his worn mattock, leaves his socialite love and jumps on the first ship to stricken Europe. As his war runs from Gallipoli to the Somme, larrikin George becomes Sunflower. And as foretold in a prophecy by a Bedouin woman in the back streets of Cairo, he endures squalid trenches and immeasurable heartbreak. One by one his mates fall, until George stands alone. Striving to reclaim his humanity, he lands in the arms of a French nurse who heals his wounds and teaches him to dream again. Sunflower tells of the redemptive power of hope and optimism in the hideousness of battle. Soft cover, 295 pages.

Sunflower
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