Christine Eyres, a writer and artist living in Fremantle, Western Australia, was born in Scotland, and raised in the southwest WA town of Albany. No Use Crying Now is her second novel. Her first, The White Apron, an historical fiction of a working-class family’s struggle in Scotland during the Industrial Revolution was released in 2018.
A member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers, Western Australia and the Australian Society of Authors, Christine regularly contributes articles to magazines, including most recently, a series that featured in Southerly.
She also publishes a blog that you can follow on her website.
Contemporary Fiction - No Use Crying Now
Twenty-five years ago her child was stolen...
Doog Wilson has never forgotten her son and now, a quarter of a century on, with only hazy memories of the place where he was taken from her arms, she embarks on a quest to the north-west of Western Australia, but her search seems futile. Contentment comes as she finds work on a bustling cattle station.
The annual campdraft brings young men from miles around and Doog befriends Daniel Maroney, a visiting journalist whose experience as a child-migrant has blighted his life. Together they dig into a sordid episode of Australia’s recent past. It is soon clear that for five decades, up until 1982, many Australian institutions, including the church and the government, were complicit in what amounted to a baby-selling industry.
No Use Crying Now –
A work of fiction – sadly based on all too real fact.