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Darkness On The Edge Of Town

Darkness On The Edge Of Town

by Jessie Cole
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/07/2012
  $24.99
A hauntingly searing tale of the kindness of strangers and the malice of loved ones, featuring an accidental hero, his daughter and a tragic interloper who crashes into their lives in a northern NSW country town - with unexpected consequences...

'My dad, he collects broken things ... Where other people see junk he sees potential ... My dad collects broken people too ... '

Vincent is nearly forty years old, with little to show for his life except his precious sixteen-year-old daughter, Gemma: sensitive, insightful and wise beyond her years. When a stranger crashes her car outside Vincent and Gemma's bush home, their lives take a dramatic turn. In an effort to help the stranded woman, father and daughter are drawn into a world of unexpected and life-changing consequences.

DARKNESS ON tHE EDGE OF tOWN is a haunting tale that beguiles the reader with its deceptively simple prose, its gripping and unrelenting tensions, and its disturbing yet tender observations.
ISBN:
9780732293192
9780732293192
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2012
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
336
Dimensions (mm):
210x135x26mm
Weight:
0.32kg
Jessie Cole

Jessie Cole grew up in an isolated valley in northern New South Wales and lived a bush childhood of creek swimming and barefoot free-range adventuring.

Her first novel, Darkness on the Edge of Town, was shortlisted for the 2013 ALS Gold Medal and longlisted for the Dobbie Literary Award. Her second novel, Deeper Water, was released in 2014 to much critical acclaim.

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