When Vinnie's sister is killed, he runs away from the accusing eyes of his father to the isolation of the bush. There, he must answer a question... was it his fault?
In 1943, German soldier Erich is captured and interned in an Australian prisoner-of-war camp. Despite everything he's grown up believing, Erich must now learn to coexist with his sworn enemy and, in doing so, he begins to question his father's beliefs.
Amid the rain-soaked forests of South Western Australia, these two young men's lives collide, changing them both as they struggle to escape their painful memories of fireshadow.
Some battles are imposed on us, some fought within.
About the Author
Award-winning Australian writer Anthony Eaton is the author of 11 novels for various readerships, has twice won the Western Australian Premier's Award, holds a PhD in creative writing, and teaches at the University of Canberra in the ACT, where he lives with his wife and son.
'A moving story.' - West Australian
'Engrossing and affecting.' - Viewpoint
'[The] language is exceptional throughout... while the author's insights into the emotional lives of the young people are sensitively conveyed.' - Magpie
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th June 2013
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1