Scot Gardner

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book | Fiction | 2017
World → Allen & Unwin Pty

Named a Children's Book Council of Australia Notable for 2018 in the Older Readers category

Shortlisted for the 2018 Queensland Literary Awards for the Griffiths University Young Adult Award

Somewhere, off the remote north coast of Western Australia, a boat explodes.

Sixteen-year-old Sparrow hits the water with the other young offenders, their guards and the boat’s hapless captain.

‘It’s okay. You’re okay. Swim to me. Grab the raft.’

Sparrow can see the rocky shoreline in the distance. There are sharks in the gulf—crocodiles too—but Sparrow swims anyway. Away from the burning boat. Away from the walls and white lines, the ghosts of his family and the rough justice of the streets of Darwin.

Better to be free and dead than caged and dying. Besides, there are more dangerous monsters lurking inside Sparrow’s head.


Roxane Edouard manages the translation rights for Sparrow

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