Town by James Roy

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In this award-winning novel, James Roy uses the short story to explore the lives of the young residents of an Australian town and the social tapestry of their community. This town doesn't have a name. But if it seems familiar, its because we recognise the people who walk its streets. From the serendipity of an unexpected moment of connection, to the sadness of leaving home, and the pain of the desperate decisions we make, these stories take a personal and uncompromising look at life. Love and loss, grief, humour and passion. Hope and hopelessness. Thirteen linked stories, spanning a year in the lives of thirteen young people, from a town near you.
 

About James Roy

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JAMES ROY was born in Trundle, NSW and spent much of his life as a missionary child in Papua New Guinea and Fiji. His books have garnered many awards over the years including various Premier's awards, CBCA, IBBY and Royal Blind Society Talking Book of the Year Awards. He currently lives in the Blue Mountains with his wife Vicki, daughters April and Holly and dogs Otto and Rosie.
 
Published October 1, 2007 by University of Queensland Press. 388 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Children's Books. Fiction

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Town tells the story of thirteen young people in one small town, somewhere in Australia.

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