Mark Dapin

Spirit House

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

DAVID IS THIRTEEN and confused.  His mum has gone off with her lover and sent David to his grandparents in Bondi to give her new relationship some 'space'.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to understand.

David's grandfather, Jimmy, a Jewish war veteran and survivor of the Thai-Burma railway, is seventy.  Haunted by the ghosts of long dead comrades, the only person he can confide in is a thirteen-year-old from a different world.  Sometimes it breaks your heart to be understood.

ISBN: 
9781405040181
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

2010 Ned Kelly Winners

Sorry everyone - been up to the wazoo fighting back the flood waters (next up is a locust plague - go on / make your comparisons!) - anyway Ned Kelly's announced last night:

True Crime

Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins  

Best First Fiction

Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan 

KING OF THE CROSS - Mark Dapin

Author Information
Book Title: 
King of the Cross
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781405039628
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - King of the Cross, Mark Dapin

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The blurb gives you the general outline, this is flagged as an explosive, gritty, hilarious and truly original book.  It's definitely an unexpected styling.  Still making up my mind about the rest of the claims :)

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