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Shepherd (EPUB ebook)

By Jinks, Catherine

My father trained me to silence the way he trained his dogs, with food and a cane. Speech, he said, was poison. It scared the game, alerted the gamekeepers and betrayed your friends and family. Tom Clay was a poacher back in Suffolk. He was twelve when he was caught, tried and t...ransported to New South Wales. Now, assigned to a shepherds' hut out west, he is a boy among violent men. He keeps his counsel and watches over his sheep; he steers clear of blowhards like the new man, Rowdy Cavanagh. He is alert to danger, knowing he is a foreigner here: that the land resists his understanding. The question is: how fast can he learn? Because a vicious killer named Dan Carver is coming for Tom and Rowdy. And if Tom can't outwit Carver in the bush - and convince Rowdy to keep his stupid mouth shut - their deaths will be swift and cruel. This riveting, fast-paced new novel from the multi-award-winning Catherine Jinks brings the brutality and courage of Australia's colonial frontier vividly to life - and sees one of our master storytellers at the peak of her powers. Catherine Jinks' books for adults, young adults and children have been published in a dozen countries and have won numerous awards, including a Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the CBCA Book of the Year Award (four times). She lives in the Blue Mountains.
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ISBN 9781925774597
Published 2 Jul 2019
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781925774597
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Published 2 Jul 2019
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Jinks, Catherine
Category Award Winning
Adventure / Thriller
Historical Fiction
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Dewey Code 823.92
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Australia - Fiction - History
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade