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The Things She's Seen
 

The Things She's Seen (Hardback)

By Kwaymullina, Ambelin
By Kwaymullina, Ezekiel

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This brilliantly written thriller by a brother-sister team of Aboriginal writers explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Winner of Australia's prestigious Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Writing for Young Adults.

ISBN 9781984848789
Barcode 9781984848789
Published 14 May 2019 by Alfred A. Knopf
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781984848789
ISBN-10 198484878X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf
Imprint Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date 14 May 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Kwaymullina, Ambelin
By Kwaymullina, Ezekiel
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Thrillers
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Australian
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 211mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 318g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Fathers and daughters, Australia, Mystery and detective stories, Ghost stories, Ghosts
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 972968

Description of this Book

This brilliantly written thriller explores the lives--and deaths--of two girls, and what they will do to win justice. Sure to be one of the most talked-about books of the year! Nothing's been the same for Beth Teller since the day she died. Her dad is drowning in grief. He's also the only one who has been able to see and hear her since the accident. But now she's got a mystery to solve, a mystery that will hopefully remind her detective father that he is still alive, that there is a life after Beth that is still worth living. Who is Isobel Catching, and why is she able to see Beth, too? What is her connection to the crime Beth's father has been sent to investigate--a gruesome fire at a home for troubled youth that left an unidentifiable body behind? What happened to the people who haven't been seen since the fire? As Beth and her father unravel the mystery, they find a shocking and heartbreaking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An intense, addictive book. Shocking and heartbreaking truths come to light, and the book deftly examines racism, violence, terrible historic injustices and corruption within the police force. This is a book that shows trauma and survival. It's completely gripping, and while highly recommended for young adults, it also deserves a wider readership. --Readings, Australia A fusion of ghost story and crime thriller, it also combines poetry and fiction to striking and exciting effect. --The Saturday Paper, Australia A ghost story as well as a psychological thriller, The Things She's Seen seamlessly weaves together the poetic and the everyday. A magnificent and life-giving novel. -- Justine Larbalestier Terrible crimes lie at the centre here; viewed through the eyes of young women of unquenchable spirit, they can be approached, examined, and ultimately solved. This novel will turn gazes in the right direction, and make the caw of every crow more resonant. --Margo Lanagan

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Author's Bio

Ambelin and Ezekiel Kwaymullina are a brother-sister team of Aboriginal writers who come from the Palyku people of the Pilbara region of Western Australia. They've worked together on a number of short novels and picture books. The Things She's Seen is their first joint young adult novel. They believe in the power of storytelling to create a more just world.

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