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.

SPIRIT HOUSE is a story of Changi and the Thai-Burma railway, of old men living with the horrors of their past, and a boy making sense of the daunting business of growing up.

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Mark Dapin

Mark Dapin moved to Australia in the late 1980s. He is the author of Strange Country and King of the Cross, has been editor in chief of ACP's men's magazines, and a hugely popular columnist for Fairfax's Good Weekend. He lives in Sydney with his partner and two children.

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Blog 2010 Ned Kelly Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Review KING OF THE CROSS - Mark Dapin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 12, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - King of the Cross, Mark Dapin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 10, 2010
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9781405040181
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