Parallax South is a story of how a town conspires to cover up the murder of a young woman because they feel she deserved it and because they are fearful of themselves. It is tale of survival, perception and forgiveness.
It is the late 1970s in the far west corner of New South Wales, a place not yet visited by modernity. Stewart Flats, a dying town, has been revived by tours to Lake Mungo, where prehistoric bones have been found. Trevor, an odd-job man, kills visitor Gloria Brighton with his employer’s tour bus. He was drunk, but the girl should have known better. What was she doing walking along a dark road at night?