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Author(s): J. C. Burke
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 . . .
Winner of Australian Family Therapists' Award for Children's Literature: Older Readers 2005 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Older Readers 2006.
J. C. Burke was born in Sydney in 1965, the fourth of five sisters. In 1984, she trained as a nurse after her mother lost a long battle with cancer, and worked for several years in London and Sydney. In 1999 she began a mentorship with Gary Crew and wrote WHITE LIES (Lothian, 2002), a CBC Notable Book. Jane lives on Sydney's Northern Beaches and is married with two children.