Ocean Shores author Victor Marsh was all smiles at the launch of his latest book The Boy in the Yellow Dress at the Byron Writers’ Centre in Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Friday evening.
Despite the damp weather 150-odd people packed the centre for the launch, accompanied by readings and Q&A with another high-profile Byron identity, Lilith.
The Byron Shire Echo‘s astrologer predicted the book would be a sell-out success and so it proved to be – on the evening at least, with some late punters having to go on a wait-list for a copy.
The autobiography takes its name from Victor’s childhood obsession with his mother’s frocks growing up in 50s Perth and traces his life from wild, drug-taking adventurer, to spiritual soul-seeker and TV producer.
It’s a wild ride indeed, judging by the short snippets read out on the night.
Victor’s third book is described as, ‘More than a portrait of growing up gay, it chronicles the wild search for meaning of an entire generation,’ by 2012 Patrick White Award Winner Amanda Lohrey.
The book will be available again at Collins Bookstore in Byron Bay when they receive new copies and from discerning booksellers throughout the region.