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The Nowhere Child

Christian White


9781925584523

Affirm Press


Fiction & Literature;
Crime & mystery


Paperback

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Straddling the USA and Australia and moving back and forth between the past and the present, this is a swiftly moving tale of the disappearance of a two-year-old girl, Sammy Went, from a small southern US town, where nothing like this ever happens. Her story becomes entwined with family secrets, tragedy and fringe religion (as only the US can do). Craig Kirchner

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"Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone."

On a break between teaching photography classes in Melbourne, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home 28 years earlier. He believes Kim is that girl.

At first she brushes it off, but when Kim scratches the surface of her family history in Australia, questions arise that aren’t easily answered. To find the truth, she must travel to Sammy’s home of Manson, Kentucky, and into a dark past. As the mystery of Sammy’s disappearance unravels and the town’s secrets are revealed, this superb novel builds towards an electrifying climax.

Inspired by Gillian Flynn’s frenetic suspense and Stephen King’s masterful world-building, The Nowhere Child is a combustible tale of trauma, cult, conspiracy and memory. It is the remarkable debut of Christian White, an exhilarating new Australian talent.

"The Nowhere Child is a page-turning labyrinth of twists and turns that moves seamlessly between the past and the present, revealing the story in parts and successfully keeping the reader guessing until the final unexpected reveal... It’s an exhilarating ride and a thrilling debut." – Books + Publishing magazine

"White skilfully builds an uncertain, noxious world of dysfunctional families and small-town secrets. The Nowhere Child is a gripping debut from an exceptional new talent." – Mark Brandi

"This gripping read takes you to the very edge of reality." – Jane Caro

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By:   Christian White
Imprint:   Affirm Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   520g
ISBN:   9781925584523
ISBN 10:   1925584526
Publication Date:   June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, THE NOWHERE CHILD, won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan). Born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula, Christian had an eclectic range of 'day jobs' before he was able to write full-time, including food-cart driver on a golf course and video editor for an adult film company. He now spends his days writing from his home in Melbourne where he lives with his wife, the filmmaker Summer DeRoche, and their adopted greyhound, Issy. He has a passion for true crime podcasts, Stephen King and anything to do with Bigfoot. THE NOWHERE CHILD is his first book. Christian's currently working on his second novel, due for publication by Affirm Press in 2019.

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