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Scot Gardner


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PUBLISHED: 26th July 2017
ISBN: 9781760294472
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  • Paperback
    $17.79
PUBLISHED: 26th July 2017
ISBN: 9781760294472

Publisher Description

One, two, three, breath.

When a juvenile detention exercise off the coast of the Kimberley goes wrong, sixteen-year-old Sparrow must swim to shore. There are sharks and crocs around him but the monsters he fears most live in the dark spaces in his mind.

He's swimming away from his prison life and towards a desolate, rocky coastland and the hollow promise of freedom. He'll eat or be eaten, kill or be killed.

With no voice, no family and the odds stacked against him, Sparrow has nothing left to lose. But to survive he'll need something more potent than desperation, something more dangerous than a makeshift knife.

Hope.

Author Biography

Scot Gardner became a writer after a chance meeting with a magazine editor while hitchhiking in eastern Australia. Magazine articles led to op-ed newspaper pieces and eventually novels. Scot's first fiction for young adults, One Dead Seagull, was published after he attended a writing camp with John Marsden.

More than a decade later, his many books have found local and international favour and garnered praise and awards for their honest take on adolescent life. They include books like White Ute Dreaming, Burning Eddy and most recently Happy as Larry, winner of a WA Premier's Book Award for young adult fiction, and The Dead I Know, winner of the CBCA Book of the Year Award for Older Readers.

Scot lives with his wife and some chickens in country Victoria.

Prizes

Long-listed for Indie Book Awards - Young Adult Fiction 2018 (Australia)
Long-listed for CBCA Book of the Year 2018 (Australia)

Product Details

Author
Scot Gardner
Publisher
Allen & Unwin
Year
2017
ISBN-10
1760294470
ISBN-13
9781760294472
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2017-07-26
Country of Publication
Australia
Audience Age
12-16
Pages
224
Language
English
Audience
General/Trade