The Outing by Fabian Foley
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If you play by the rules of the game, you’ll be safe… It’s 1980s Queensland and in the wake of childhood trauma, suburban dad, Robert Carson is doing just that. But history has a habit of repeating itself, and when he steps outside the rules, he’s forced to play a game where even if he wins, he loses. He can’t change the rules. Can he change the game?
When nowhere is safe in the world you know, you have to hide… or start making a new one.
Inspired by real events and drawing on historical facts from the era, leading up to the broadcasting of The Moonlight State (1987), which brought down the Queensland Premier and Police Commissioner, The Outing shares the poignant and emotional elements of Douglas Stuart’s Shuggie Bain and Craig Silvey’s trans-coming-of-age novel Honeybee with mystery secrets and the suspense of a courtroom drama and leading ultimately to justice and hope for a better future.