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The Nowhere Child : Signed Copies Available!* - Winner of the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards - Christian White Signed Copy

The Nowhere Child

Signed Copies Available!* - Winner of the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards


Published: 26th June 2018
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Published: 26th June 2018
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'I picked up The Nowhere Child expecting to sample a few chapters, just to get a feel for the book. I ended up reading the book in two sittings. To say I was gripped would be an understatement. Highly recommended.' – John Purcell, Booktopia.

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‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’

On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl.

At first she brushes it off, but when Kim scratches the surface of her family history in Australia, questions arise that aren’t easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy’s home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards an electrifying climax.

Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, The Nowhere Child is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory. It is the remarkable debut of Christian White, an exhilarating new Australian talent.

The Nowhere Child is a page-turning labyrinth of twists and turns that moves seamlessly between the past and the present, revealing the story in parts and successfully keeping the reader guessing until the final unexpected reveal ... It’s an exhilarating ride and a thrilling debut.’ – Books + Publishing magazine

‘White skilfully builds an uncertain, noxious world of dysfunctional families and small-town secrets – The Nowhere Child is a gripping debut from an exceptional new talent.’ – Mark Brandi

‘This gripping read takes you to the very edge of reality.’ – Jane Caro

About the Author

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter whose projects include feature film Relic. The Nowhere Child is his first book. An early draft of this novel won the 2017 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, and rights were quickly sold into fifteen countries. Christian lives in Melbourne with his wife, filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy.


The Nowhere Child: Well worth the read


The first novel from Christian White and let's hope there are more. A suspenseful page-turner as Kim Leamy discovers she's not who she believed she was. The Nowhere Child's driving narrative moves between Melbourne and Kentucky, where some twenty-eight years past at the age of two, a girl child is kidnapped, believed murdered but never found. A deeply engaging work where narrative, characters, relationships - loving and fractured and cruel - and a sometimes frightening suspense collude to keep the reader present. The Nowhere Child is well worth the read.

Forestville, NSW


The Nowhere Child

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ISBN: 9781925584523
ISBN-10: 1925584526
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 26th June 2018
Publisher: Affirm Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1