Writer, poet and musician Gregory Day has been based on the southwest coast of Victoria. His CD of songs about the construction of the Great Ocean Road, titled The Flash Road, was released in 2005. Day has divided his time between writing and working as a fishmonger and bookseller.
'Ron McCoy lives an almost marsupial existence with his mother on the wild clifftop of the coastal town of Mangowak. He hunts and gathers while the town sleeps; he is acutely shy, but in the privacy of his imagination, fostered as it is by the oceanscape of his birth, all things are possible.
'When Roy's mother's health fails and they are forced to sell half their land, the subtle and not so subtle differences between old and new Australia come crashing in on them. What they bought for a song is now worth millions and the vultures are hovering...' (Publisher's blurb)