A superb, unflinching portrait of a family in crisis, as seen through the eyes of a good kid on the brink of manhood...a truly compelling 'coming of age' story that is unsentimentally told. However, the ending was satisfyingly, subtly moving- and absolutely pitch-perfect. Highly recommended.' - Raven's Parlour
'Life, love, and loss in rural Australia, as experienced by one unfaltering young man. It's as wise and tender as any book I've read in years. Jarrah Dundler writes in unsentimental prose that heightens the book's sense of humour and builds pathos for its young hero. It kept me hooked for hours at a stretch.' Rohan Wilson, bestselling author of The Roving Party
'A devastating portrait of youth, rage and tenderness. Trysten Black is an enormous achievement and Dundler is a writer to watch.' Kristina Olsson, acclaimed author of Boy, Lost
Before leaving for war in Afghanistan, Shaun Black gives his little brother Trysten a mission of his own. Keep out of...