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Description - Past the Shallows by Favel Parrett

Harry and Miles live with their father, an abalone fisherman, on the south-east coast of Tasmania. With their mum dead, they are left to look after themselves. When Miles isn't helping out on the boat they explore the coast, and Miles and his older brother, Joe, love to surf. Harry is afraid of the water. Everyday their dad battles the unpredictable ocean to make a living. He is a hard man, a bitter drinker who harbours a devastating secret that is destroying him. Unlike Joe, Harry and Miles are too young to leave home and so are forced to live under the dark cloud of their father's mood, trying to stay as invisible as possible whenever he is home. Harry, the youngest, is the most vulnerable and it seems he bears the brunt of his father's anger.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780733630491
ISBN-10: 0733630499
Format: Paperback
(194mm x 131mm x 22mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 26-Feb-2013
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Favel Parrett

In 2011, Favel Parrett's career was launched with the critically-acclaimed debut PAST THE SHALLOWS. A heart-breaking novel, it was sold internationally, shortlisted in the prestigious Miles Franklin Award and won the Dobbie Literary Award. Favel herself won the ABIA Newcomer of the Year Award in 2012. For more information, visit, or

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