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Book Launch: Incredible Floridas

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11 Jeffcott Street

North Adelaide, SA 5006

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Wakefield Press and SINGular Productions have great pleasure inviting you to the launch by author and arts writer (The Adelaide Review) John Neylon of Stephen Orr's new novel, Incredible Floridas

There will be a performance from SINGular Productions’s upcoming opera Innocence (music by Anne Cawrse and based on the award-winning novel Time’s Long Ruin by Stephen Orr) by Angus Brill Reed and Lily Seymour, accompanied by Andrew Georg on piano.

Tickets $5 each with the cost fully redeemable against the purchase of the book on the night.


Incredible Floridas by Stephen Orr

As Hitler’s war looms, famous Australian artist Roland Griffin returns home from London with his family to live a simple life of shared plums and low-cut lawns in the suburbs. In the yard: a daughter, and a son, Hal, growing up with a preoccupied father who is always out in his shed stretching canvases and painting outback pubs. An isolated man obsessed with other people and places. Everything is a picture, a symbol. Even Hal, the boy in the boat, drifting through a strange world of Incredible Floridas.

As the years pass, Roland learns that Hal is unable to control his own thoughts, impulses, behaviour. The boy becomes the destroyer of family. The neighbourhood is enlisted to help Hal find a way forward. Child actor, a clocker at Cheltenham Racecourse, an apprentice race caller. Incredible Floridas describes Hal’s attempts at adulthood, love, religion, and the hardest thing of all: gaining his father’s approval.


Innocence (SINGular Productions) is an operatic adaptation of Stephen Orr’s novel Time’s Long Ruin that is loosely based on real events in Adelaide in the 1960s. This story gives us the Riley kids – Kat, Molly and Danny and their club-footed neighbour, Henry Page. Nearly 50 years later Henry serves as The Narrator from his childhood home in Croydon. There he composes this melancholic retrospective of events that were the more ravaging for being unexplained.

Composer Anne Cawrse

Librettist Adam Goodburn

Director Andy Packer

Wine served courtesy of Coriole Vineyards

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