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The Break

Phillip Gwynne



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28 September 2021
From the author of the literary hit, Deadly Unna?, comes a fast-paced rite-of-passage set amid the mythical surf and island culture of Bali, and up to its neck in the madness of its politics and the terrifying consequences of breaking the rules...

A fast-paced rite-of-passage from the bestselling author of Deadly Unna?.

Growing up with the famous Bali surf at his back door, sixteen-year-old Taj had an idyllic childhood - until ten years ago when his father was arrested for smuggling drugs. He's been on death row in Bali's infamous Kerobokan Jail ever since, leaving Taj in an uneasy limbo. When an execution date is set, Taj is left with one course of action- bust his dad out of jail and hightail it back to Australia.

What follows is the desperate, dangerous ride of a father and son on the run. As events unravel and time runs out, Taj uncovers startling truths about his family, his girlfriend and the stranger he is rapidly falling for.
By:   Phillip Gwynne
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 130mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   272g
ISBN:   9780143789383
ISBN 10:   0143789384
Pages:   384
Publication Date:   28 September 2021
Recommended Age:   From 14 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Phillip Gwynne's first novel Deadly Unna? was a literary hit and was made into the feature film Australian Rules for which Phillip won an AFI award. The sequel, Nukkin Ya, was also published to great acclaim. He writes for a wide range of age groups from picture books such as Brothers From a Different Mother and junior fiction such as Jetty Rats and Michael in the Stuff Happens series, to the young adult novel Swerve, shortlisted for many awards amongst them the 2010 Prime Minister's Award and the Golden Inky.

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