Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 30th May 2023
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Dimensions (cm): 2.2 x 13 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Blood is a coming-of-age story set on the back roads of Australia.
From multi-award-winning author Tony Birch comes a masterful novel about the indelible bond between two siblings.
Jesse has sworn to protect his sister, Rachel, no matter what. It's a promise that cannot be broken. A promise made in blood. But, when it comes down to life or death, how can he find the courage to keep it?
Set on the back roads of Australia, Blood is a boy's odyssey through a broken-down adult world.
About the Author
Tony Birch is the author of Ghost River, which won the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. He is also the author of Shadowboxing, and two short story collections, Father's Day and The Promise. Tony is a frequent contributor to ABC local and national radio and a regular guest at writers' festivals. He lives in Melbourne and is a Senior Research Fellow at Victoria University.