From best-selling and award-winning author David Metzenthen comes a powerful new novel.
Better in here, they think. Safe and sound. No shocks and no surprises. Twenty-one degrees Celsius all year round.
But outside Sky Point Mall, no one is fafe.
Ryan Lanyon lives in a tough suburb. His brother's a bouncer. His best mate owns weapons. Ariel works in a surf shop and has never seen the sea. And the year that lies ahead is a minefield for them all.
A novel of confrontation, loyalty and love from David Metzenthen, the award-winning and bestselling author of Jarvis 24, Boys of Blood and Bone and Black Water.
About the Author
As a child, David Metzenthen was a nature boy; he loved fishing and farm work, exploring the bush, and being outdoors under the stars. He also lived very much inside his own head; feeling that the world was a place of unlimited adventure. He harboured dreams of becoming a cowboy, a fisherman, a farmer, a sailor, or a writer. Instead he left home at eighteen, with a copy of Jack Kerouac's On the Road for company, and hitch-hiked his way around New Zealand. Returning to Australia, David worked as a builder's labourer and advertising copy writer before finding success as a writer of books for children and young adults.
For Ages: 13+ years old
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th January 2014
Publisher: Penguin Books Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.1
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1