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One Would Think the Deep

by Claire Zorn

Sam stared at the picture of the boy about to be tipped off the edge of the world: the crushing weight of water about to pummel him. Sam knew that moment exactly, the disbelief that what was about to happen could even be possible. The intake of breath before the flood.

Sam has always had things going on in his head that no one else understands, even his mum. And now she’s dead, it’s worse than ever.

With nothing but his skateboard and a few belongings in a garbage bag, Sam goes to live with the strangers his mum cut ties with seven years ago: Aunty Lorraine and his cousins Shane and Minty.

Despite the suspicion and hostility emanating from their fibro shack, Sam reverts to his childhood habit of following Minty around and is soon surfing with Minty to cut through the static fuzz in his head. But as the days slowly meld into one another, and ghosts from the past reappear, Sam has to make the ultimate decision … will he sink or will he swim.


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Publisher
UQP
Released
30 May, 2016

About Claire Zorn

Claire Zorn's first novel The Sky So Heavy was published in 2013. It was awarded Honour Book by the Children’s Book Council of Australia and shortlisted for both the Gold Inky and the Aurealis Award (Young Adult). Her second novel The Protected was published in 2014 to critical acclaim.

Other books by Claire Zorn



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