A powerful story of love and loss, secrets and revelations - and making sense of a past that once seemed perfect.
For Tom Brennan life is about rugby, mates and family - until a night of celebration changes his life forever. Tom's world explodes as his brother, Daniel, is sent to jail, and the Brennans are forced to leave the small town Tom's lived in his whole life.
Tom is a survivor, but he needs a ticket out of the past just as much as Daniel. He will find it in many forms....
Includes a lecture by J. C. Burke on the writing and ideas behind the novel. Covers HSC Area of Study notes.