The spiritual is strong in Muirhead’s Finding Heraan, an allegory of the development of the soul and the diverse paths to the same truths that form Muirhead's vision of a spiritually satisfying world. Full of wisdom, Muirhead’s story weaves life-enhancing insights into the journey of a stable boy who is the chosen carrier of truths to “the outer edges".
– The West Australian
Finally, he finds the village of Heraan, and there, his message has a powerful impact. But the impact is not what he’d expected. And even after the message is delivered, he faces challenges and temptations that threaten to destroy the very truth-telling that his message has unleashed.
It’s an allegory, of course; a philosophical fable. We live in an increasingly diverse world, where differences of religion, race, gender, and even beliefs, threaten to create a cowering silence, or dangerous conflict. We need to find ways that we can genuinely speak to and hear each other, and ‘Finding Heraan’ gives an opportunity for readers to reflect on what those ways might look like.