The shots were so close they seemed to
explode inside Vithy's head. He threw himself to the ground and clapped
his hands over his ears . . .
It's Cambodia. The killing machine that is the Khmer Rouge is in
power. Vithy has lost everyone and everything he loved – except his
older brother, Mang. They've escaped from almost certain execution, but
the brothers become separated and Vithy is left alone to 'follow the
lines . . . to the border' – his brother's last instructions.
But which lines? Which border?
A gripping tale of the journey of a boy alone and in danger as he
tries to find his brother and escape to freedom.
About The Author
Allan Baillie was born in Scotland in 1943 and came to
Victoria, Australia with his family when he was six. They moved to
Emerald, then Geelong (he still barracks for the Cats), Drysdale,
Portarlington and later Melbourne.
For Ages: 12 - 19 years old
For Grades: 8 - 10
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 5th April 2004
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.3 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.17
Edition Number: 1