Viking (Penguin), 2000
As the heat of summer blisters through the country town where his two mates have just died, twenty-one-year-old Nathan becomes a kind of ghost, haunting the places where the Gang of Three used to hang out. Does the past hold some sort of clue to what has happened? And what responsibility should Nathan himself bear?
This multi-layered narrative mirrors the fractured state of memory while engaging with some of the big questions of our time: the legacies of history, the effects of prejudice, and the allure of danger.
Shortlisted Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Books for Young Adults, 2000