Mr Callaghan and the Asylum Seeker
This is a novel within a novel, featuring a remarkable eighty-year-old Australian who wins Academy Awards for his directing and screenplay, adapted from his book Miwako. This relates the tragic story of an infant victim of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima who as a mature but disturbed woman seeks sanctuary and peace in an offshore antipodean island. The film is a huge success and as a result, the filmmaker is fêted on the Fran Winfield TV Show where we learn of his past exploits and his completely uninhibited personality. The audience loves him and Fran announces to the world that she has pulled off an exclusive: Tommy will read extracts from his book, on the show daily from his home in regional Australia via satellite. He is often assisted, uninvited, by his eccentric artist wife and influenced by a large, dysfunctional family and the provincial quirkiness of a regional location.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 151.89 x 229.11 x 17.27mm | 435.45g
- 12 Jun 2012
- North Charleston SC, United States
- black & white illustrations
About Hugh Hanafi Hayes
Hugh Hanafi Hayes was born in London, England and after two years of undistinguished service in the RAF, he developed what is sometimes called an inconsistent work record. In England, Canada, the USA, New Zealand and Australia - where he currently lives - he has been a proofreader, an actor, a radio announcer, a television journalist, an award-winning script writer and a documentary film-maker and producer. He is married to a Canadian born artist and they have six children.