J C Bourke

Pig Boy

Author's Home Country: 
Crime Fiction

On Damon Styles's eighteenth birthday, he is expelled from school. But it's what happens afterwards that changes everything.

Now Damon must come up with a plan. It's the only way he can think straight. First, get his firearms licence. Then, see if the Pigman will give him a job - pig hunting will teach Damon what he needs to know. And he'd better get a lock for his wardrobe so his mother won't find what he's hiding.

Damon's taking matters into his own hands - but so is the town of Strathven.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 

Ned Kelly Winners 2012

Ned Kelly Winners for 2012:

Best First Crime Fiction

The Cartographer, Peter Twohig

Best Crime Fiction

Pig Boy, J.C. Bourke

SD Harvey Short Story Award

Summer of the 17th Poll, A.J. Clifford

True Crime

Sins of the Father, Eamonn Duff

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gabrielle Lord

Good grief... still got some catching up to do.