Australia, 1975. Daydreamer, Jack, cycles to school each morning in the dull country town of Miller’s Creek, wishing he had a like-minded friend with whom to play make-believe. When Juliet, a world-renowned opera singer and her daughter, Mel, claim the mysterious, boarded-up farm next door, it is as if his prayers have been answered. Through the inspired lessons of their teacher, Rush, also new in town, and their own imagination, Jack and Mel forge a seemingly unbreakable bond, bridging fantasy and reality. But all is not as blissful as it seems. In a town where everyone knows each other’s business, and what they don’t know, they make up, vicious gossip soon threatens to muddy the waters of friendship forever. Jack and Mel’s world of make-believe is hauled into the cold light of day, with far-reaching implications for all those they hold dear.
Tom Conyers: "Wonderboy is the fourth writing project of mine I've put in Bryony's capable editing hands. Again, she did a wonderful job, through keeping a keen eye on both technical improvements and any changes that would help bring out the story's themes. She's one of the best. As an added bonus to to her highly-polished skills and professionalism, she's lovely to work with. You can't go wrong with Bryony Sutherland!"