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Jacket/ Cover has some wear. Book Condition-Near fine/ Very good + Boards are black In Color with gold Print on spine. Boards have some light Wear Pages are clean and well kept. Pages have Deckled Foredges 1st American edition as stated in book. **ADDITIONAL SHIPPING MAY APPLY TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERS** **LARGER BOOKS MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING** About the book: When Darren Williamss first novel, Swimming in Silk, was published in Australia in 1994, the acclaim was immediate and unanimous, and the book went on to win the Vogel Award, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Australia. Now Angel Rock brings this fiercely talented voice to the American reading public for the first time. Angel Rock is the name of a hardscrabble town in the Australian outback, encroached upon by wilderness on all sides. So its not hard for thirteen-year-old Tom and his four-year-old brother, Flynn, to find themselves lost, on an unfamiliar road leading to nowhere they know, night falling, no one in sight. And in the instant that Toms attention is caught by a kangaroo lying by the side of the roadIs it alive or dead?Flynn is gone. Flynns inexplicable disappearance weighs heavily on the small, close-knit town. But theres more: another child of Angel Rock, a girl now in her teens, is found dead, an apparent suicide, in Sydney. And when the suicide becomes known in town, the history of deep-rooted family feuds and dark, unshakable obsessions that the community has tried to bury begins to push to the surface. But it is only with the arrival of Gibsonthe investigating detective from Sydney, a man given to frequent spells of drunkenness and despairthat the highly charged, intertwining questions surrounding the disappearance and the death, the silence of the townsfolk, and the mysteries of the land itself begin to be answered. Angel Rock is a brilliantly rendered noveldazzling in its evocation of both physical and psychological terrain. At once menacing and mesmerizing, it announces the arrival of an exceptionally gifted young writer.