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Written by Brendan Ritchie


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Nox is an arts graduate wondering what to do with his life. Taylor and Lizzy are famous indie musicians, and Rocky works the checkouts at Target.
When they find themselves trapped in a giant shopping centre, they eat fast food, watch bad TV and wait for the mess to be sorted. But when days turn to weeks, a sense of menace grows.

'This is a lively and imaginative novel about consumerism, youth, art, isolation, entrapment and survival, the sort of thing that might happen if Kafka wrote a script for Big Brother.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Thought-provoking and addictive.' Magpies

'Ritchie writes with insight and casual elegance, managing to create a work that ... is rich and moving.' Westerly Magazine

'Ritchie has written a unique, modern tale aimed at the younger generation.' MC Reviews

'An absorbing young adult read with a dark edge.' Aussie Reviews

'To sum this book up in two words: Wow. What?' Belle’s Beautiful Books

'A fascinating insight into the human heart and mind.' Lamont Books

' ... a suspense filled young adult novel like no other.' DeeScribe Writing

'This novel is a great character study of how people deal with isolation and containment. A slow burning YA thriller.' Tim's Bookshop

ISBN 9781925162141 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Children's ebooks
Young Adult
New Adult
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2015
Pages 352
Rights World
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    Brendan Ritchie

    Brendan Ritchie is a writer and filmmaker from Fremantle, WA. In 2015 he published his debut novel, Carousel, and was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing. Carousel has been critically acclaimed and is longlisted for the 2016 Gold Inky Award. The sequel, Beyond Carousel, was released to critical acclaim in 2016. In addition to writing, Brendan spends his time lecturing across a range of creative disciplines. Read more