Written by Ron Bunney
Thrown out of home by his penny-pinching stepmother, Matt flees Fremantle aboard a boat, only to be bullied and brutalised by the bosun. Called a ‘half-caste bastard’, Jess is part of neither the white world of her father, nor the black world of her dead mother’s people. Lost and alone, she is haunted and hunted. Both are on the run and in hiding, but how long can they keep their feelings for each other hidden? Perhaps together they can escape the past and learn to trust again.
Children’s Book Council of Australia (Notable Book 2001)
Western Australian Premier’s Book Award (Shortlisted 2001)
(198 x 128mm)