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Living alone with his silent father and the shadow cast by his long-dead mother, Dustin waits. All he wants is to slip under the radar and survive what’s left of high school; get through his work at the photo lab, get by. Beyond that lies real life. Then one Sunday, a single photo gets stuck in the processor and it changes everything. The bike in the picture is decent, for once, a Ducati Monster 620, cherry red. The woman beside it is striking too. What begins as an innocent curiosity in Terri Pavish, her photography, her freedom, her speed, becomes something else, and the past swings full-circle to haunt him.

‘Betts offers young adult fiction at its best, successfully engaging a poetic literary aesthetic’ Australian Book Review

‘Senior students will enjoy the slick dialogue and the story’s pace …’ Magpies

ISBN 9781921361203 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 130mm) (Paperback)
Categories Young Adult
Children's ebooks
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2008
Pages 160
Rights ebook only
  • A.j. betts

    A.J. Betts

    A.J. Betts is a Perth-based author, teacher, speaker, and cyclist. Her first novel for teenagers, ShutterSpeed, was published by Fremantle Press in 2008 and was followed with Wavelength in 2010. Her third novel, Zac & Mia, won the 2012 Text Prize and was subsequently published by Text Publishing. It has gone on to win the 2014 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award, and the 2014 Ethel Turner Prize for young adults at the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards. A.J. grew up in Queensland and spent many years travelling abroad, before moving to Perth in 2004. Read more

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