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The Subjects

The Subjects (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hopkins, Sarah

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A literary, and terrifyingly credible, novel about our juvenile justice system written by a lawyer working in the field.

ISBN 9781925773781
Barcode 9781925773781
Published 4 June 2019 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925773781
ISBN-10 1925773787
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Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint The Text Publishing Company
Publication Date 4 June 2019
International Release Date 30 January 2020
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Hopkins, Sarah
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight 402g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code 984304

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Description of this Book

As we got closer I could see behind the sandstone a curved concrete building- a purpose-built structure. But still no fence, no wire. Not a bar in sight. For this, I?d been told that morning, I should be grateful. This was a 'lifeline...a last chance?. That is what the judge said.Daniel is a sixteen-year-old drug dealer and he?s going to jail.Then, suddenly, he?s not.A courtroom intervention. A long car ride to a big country house. Other 'gifted delinquents?- the elusive, devastating Rachel, and Alex, so tightly wound he seems about to shatter.So where are they? It?s not a school, despite the 'lessons? with the headsets and changing images. It?s not a psych unit-not if the absence of medication means anything. It?s not a jail, because Daniel?s free to leave. Or that?s what they tell him.He knows he and the others are part of an experiment.But he doesn?t know who?s running it or what they?re trying to prove. And he has no idea what they?re doing to him.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Raises a lot of issues that are worth reflecting on.' * Mamamia on Speak to Me * 'This book can be read as a damning indictment of the social welfare and criminal justice systems.' * The Age on The Crimes of Billy Fish * `Sarah Hopkins proves herself among the leading chroniclers of contemporary Australian life.' * Sydney Morning Herald on This Picture of You *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Sarah Hopkins is the author of three novels including The Crimes of Billy Fish, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize. She works as a lawyer in Sydney and is married with two children.

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