The Boy Under the Table

Author(s): Nicole Trope

Fiction

Tina is a young woman hiding from her grief on the streets of the Cross. On a cold night in the middle of winter she breaks all her own rules when she agrees to go home with a customer. What she finds in his house will change her life forever. Across the country Sarah and Doug are trapped in limbo, struggling to accept the loss that now governs their lives. Pete is the local policeman who feels like he is watching the slow death of his own family. Every day brings a fresh hell for each of them. Told from the alternating points of view of Tina, Sarah, Doug and Pete, The Boy Under the Table is gritty, shocking, moving and, ultimately, filled with hope. A harrowing glimpse into the real world behind the headlines, this is a novel of immense power and compassion - one that will not fail to move all who read it.

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'While this could have made for a harrowing read, the book is also littered with the kinds of characters that restore your faith in humanity... There's no sentimentality here, just the real and harrowing experiences of a family, and a community, touched by tragedy.' - Reading Bar.

Nicole Trope's young adult novel I Ran Away First was shortlisted for the Text Publishing Prize in 2009.

General Fields

  • : 9781743314746
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : 0.227
  • : February 2013
  • : 198mm X 128mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

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  • : Nicole Trope
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  • : 280
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
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