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A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect.

A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect.

For Tom Brennan, life is about rugby, mates and family - until a night of celebration changes his life forever. Tom's world explodes as his brother Daniel is sent to jail and the Brennans are forced to leave the small town Tom's lived in his whole life. Tom is a survivor, but he needs a ticket out of the past just as much as Daniel. He will find it in many forms . . .

Formats & editions

  • EBook

    9781864715262

    May 1, 2010

    RHA eBooks Child

    288 pages

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  • Paperback

    9781741660920

    October 3, 2005

    Random House Australia Children's

    288 pages

    RRP $22.99

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Awards and Recognition

  • Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature
    2006
    Winner
    Novel
  • Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year
    2006
    Winner
    Older Readers
  • National Children's Peace Literature Award
    2007
    Shortlisted
    National Children’s Peace Literature Award

Also by J.C. Burke