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Stone and Silt
by Harvey Chute

Kindle Edition published 2013-08-14
Bestseller ranking: 713665

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Big Al's Books & Pals 2014 Readers' Choice Awards: Young Adult Nominee

A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Wake in Fright
« on: October 17, 2016, 08:51:14 PM »
Has anyone read the Australian thriller Wake in Fright by Kenneth Cook? Or seen the (amazing) 70s movie?

That book is easily one of the best and most menacing I have ever read. The premise, essentially, is that a young Sydney-born teacher tries to get back to the coast after the end of his school year in the outback, but he can't. It's twisted, nightmarish, without ever being overwritten. It's pulp for sure, but at the same time is this searing commentary on Australia and masculinity.

I was delighted to find that Text publishing published Fear is the Rider, a "long lost" novel by the same author.

So has anyone read it? Can anyone recommend anything similar if they have? The book just blew me away. It's been maybe 2 years since I read it, but it's never really left me.

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Re: Wake in Fright
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2016, 10:07:38 AM »
No but you make me curious. Unfortunately "nightmarish" story is not my genre. Otherwise, I will check it out.