The City of Perth Library and Boffins Books are pleased to present Gregory Smith on 'Out of the Forest'. Book online now – places are limited.
About 'Out of the Forest'
For ten years a man calling himself Will Power lived in near-total isolation in northern New South Wales, foraging for food, eating bats and occasionally trading for produce.
Who was this mysterious man who roamed the forest and knew its secrets? Some people thought he might be Jesus. Others feared he was a more sinister figure. The truth was that he was neither miraculous nor malevolent, but he was, most certainly, gifted. When he finally emerged from the forest, emaciated and close to death, he was determined to reclaim his real name and ‘give society another chance’.
About Gregory P. Smith
Today, Dr Gregory Peel Smith, who left school at fourteen, has a PhD and teaches in the Social Sciences at Southern Cross University. His memoir is an insight into how far off track a life can go, and a powerful reminder that we can all find our way back.
Photo by Michelle Ransom-Hughes