Gripping psychological thriller by international award-winning author As life slips away, Gabriel looks back over his brief twenty years, living in an unforgiving town with distant, punitive parents who ensure he is never allowed to forget the horrific mistake he made as a child. He has only two friends - his dog, Surrender, and the unruly wild boy, Finnigan, a shadowy doppelganger with whom the meek Gabriel once made a boyhood pact. But when a series of arson attacks grips the town, Gabriel realizes how unpredictable and dangerous Finnigan is. As events begin to spiral violently out of control, it becomes devastatingly clear that only the most extreme measures will rid Gabriel of Finnigan for good.
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"Oh, good lord, I loved this stark and poetic novel. [...] Sonya Hartnett is an unabashedly literary and poetic writer. Surrender is full of complex imagery and striking language. And yet it is also direct and simple so that it draws in the reader immediately and they too inhabit the claustrophobic world of Anwell and Finnigan. The book deals with some very difficult themes and it isn't an easy read but it is a powerful and absorbing one. It's angry and poetic and deeply, deeply affecting." * thebookbag.co.uk *
About Sonya Hartnett
Sonya Hartnett is the award-winning author of many novels for teens and young adults, inlcuding Thursday's Child, winner of the Guardian Children's Book Award; What the Birds See, winner of the Age Book of the Year in Australia; Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf; The Ghost's Child and The Silver Donkey, as well as a number of books for younger readers. In 2008, Sonya was awarded the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award for her body of work. She lives in Australia.
Surrender by Sonya Hartnett
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Walker Books Ltd
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