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- DescriptionOne moment. One pause. One whole new life. Declan seems to have it all- a family that loves him, friends he's kwn for years, a beautiful girlfriend he would go to the ends of the earth for. But there's something in Declan's past that just won't go away, that pokes and scratches at his thoughts when he's at his most vulnerable. Declan feels as if thing will take away that pain that he has buried deep inside for so long. So he makes the only decision he thinks he has left- the decision to end it all. Or does he? As the train approaches and Declan teeters at the edge of the platform, two versions of his life are revealed. In one, Declan watches as his body is destroyed and the lives of those who loved him unravel. In the other, Declan pauses before he jumps. And this makes all the difference. From author of The Shadow Girl, winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2012 Prize for Writing for Young Adults, comes a breathtaking new vel that will make you reconsider the road you're travelling and the tracks you're leaving behind. WINNER, Queensland Literary Awards Griffith University Young Adult Book Award 2015 SHORTLISTED, Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year - Older Readers 2016
- Author BiographySydney-based author John Larkin was born in England but grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney. He has, at various stages of his writing career, supported his habit by working as a supermarket trolley boy, shelf-stacker, factory hand, forklift driver, professional soccer player and computer programmer. He now writes and teaches writing full-time. John has a BA in English Literature and a MA in Creative Writing from Macquarie University. John's The Shadow Girl won the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards 2012 Prize for Writing for Young Adults.
- Author(s)John Larkin
- PublisherRandom House Australia
- Date of Publication01/04/2015
- SubjectYoung Adult Fiction
- Place of PublicationMilsons Point
- Country of PublicationAustralia
- First Published2015
- ImprintRandom House Australia Children's Books
- Weight234 g
- Width130 mm
- Height199 mm
- Spine22 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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