Set in the 1950s, a 10-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house. In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city trying to make sure he doesn't cross the path of the murderer, who he believes wishes to silence and dispose of him. Comics and superheroes inform his strategies for avoiding the bogeyman, and remembering his twin brother, Tom, who recently died in a tragic accident. The Cartographer is a touching novel for readers captivated by the stories of Jonathan Safran Foer, Mark Haddon, Craig Silvey, and Markus Zusak.
About the Author
Peter Twohig was born in Melbourne in 1948. As a boy he became one of Australia's youngest Queen Scouts and in his mid-teens he took up guitar which led him to becoming a member of a rock band that played around Melbourne. Peter had a long career in various Government departments (including the Army and Attorney-General) and as a management consultant before training in Naturopathy and Homoeopathy and setting up Sydney's largest natural medicine practice in Crow's Nest in 1995. He has a BA in Professional Writing and a BA(Hons) in Philosophy. He now lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches and is a full time writer. The Cartographer is his first novel.