Out of the forest: The true story of a recluse

Hobsons Bay Libraries

Event Date: 
4 June 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Gregory Smith

For ten years a man calling himself Will Power lived in near-total isolation in northern New South Wales, foraging for food. He struggled to make human connection: his childhood had scarred him for life, and made meaningful relationships a frightening prospect. His impulse was always to flee.

Today, Dr Gregory Peel Smith, who left school at the age of fourteen, has a PhD and teaches in the
Social Sciences at university.
This profoundly touching and uplifting memoir is
an insight into how far off track a life can go and a powerful reminder of redemption.