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One Would Think the Deep : Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards : Older Readers Book of the Year 2017 - Claire Zorn

One Would Think the Deep

Winner of the Children's Book Council of Australia Awards : Older Readers Book of the Year 2017


Published: 30th May 2016
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RRP $19.95

Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible. The intake of breath before the flood.

Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she's dead, it's worse than ever.

With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty.

Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision … will he sink or will he swim.

About the Author

Claire Zorn lives on the south coast of New South Wales with her husband and two small children. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Post Graduate Diploma in writing. She is a music lover, retro furniture collector and amateur swim-club enthusiast.



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Claire Zorn at her very best!


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  • Engaging characters
  • Well Written


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      I've loved all of Claire Zorn's books but this is her best work by far. Beautiful writing and characters. Recommended for both young adult readers and adults.

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      ISBN: 9780702253942
      ISBN-10: 0702253944
      Audience: Children
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 320
      Published: 30th May 2016
      Publisher: University of Queensland Press
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 19.5 x 13.1  x 2.6
      Weight (kg): 0.31
      Edition Number: 1