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Description - Jasper Jones by Kate Mulvany

It's summer 1965 in a small, hot town in Western Australia. Overseas, war is raging in Vietnam, civil rights marchers are on the streets, and women's liberation is stirring, but at home in Corrigan Charlie Bucktin dreams of writing the great Australian novel.

Charlie's fourteen and smart. But when sixteen year old, constantly in trouble Jasper Jones appears at his window one night, Charlie's out of his depth. Jasper has stumbled upon a terrible crime in the scrub nearby, and he knows he's the first suspect. That goes with the colour of his skin. He needs every ounce of Charlie's bookish brain to help solve this awful mystery before the town turns on Jasper.

Kate Mulvany's adaptation of Craig Silvey's award winning novel is wise and beautiful. It features a cast of finely drawn teenagers and grown ups, all searching for their own kind of truth. A coming of age story, Jasper Jones interweaves the lives of complex individuals all struggling to find happiness among the buried secrets of a small rural community.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925005639
ISBN-10: 1925005631
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 135mm x 6mm)
Pages: 88
Imprint: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publisher: Currency Press Pty Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2016
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Kate Mulvany

Kate Mulvany graduated with a BA from Curtin University. She is an actress who has played lead roles with major Australian theatre companies as well as appearing on TV and in film. Her other plays include: Father O Friendly, Derek Drives a Datsun, Vaseline Lollies, Blood and Bone (Winner of Naked Theatre Co's Write Now"! Award), Naked Ambition, Storytime, The Danger Agewhich was shortlisted for the STC's Patrick White Award and won the 2004 Philip Parsons Awardand Somewhere which opened Railway Street Theatre's new venue in 2005.

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