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Title:
Jasper Jones
Written by:
Craig Silvey 
Read by:
Humphrey Bower 
Format:
Unabridged CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
11 
Duration:
12 hours 49 minutes 
Published:
March 28 2017 
Available Date:
March 28 2017 
Age Category:
Adult 
ISBN:
9781489395313 
Genres:
Fiction; General Fiction 
Publisher:
ABC Audio 
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Winner The Indie Book Awards 2009
Winner Australian Book Industry Award / Book of the Year 2010

"Craig Silvey's Rhubarb was one of my favourite Australian novels of 2004 and heralded a major new voice in Australian literary fiction. His next offering in Jasper Jones is another beautifully constructed book with a page-turning narrative and outrageously good dialogue... A meditation on innocence, yearning and coming of age in a quintessentially Australian setting, I have no doubt this novel will further cement Craig's place at the forefront of the next generation of Australian novelists."
Dr Wendy Were, Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Sydney Writers' Festival

"I can't begin to tell you how exciting it was finishing this book; coming to the last 40 odd pages, hoping, holding my breath, reading with the biggest of lumps in my throat as a masterpiece evolved. There! Right in front of my eyes! ...[Jasper Jones] belongs to a very small number of books that I consider absolutely flawless."
Annette, Timeless Books, SA

Late on a hot summer night in the tail end of 1965, Charlie Bucktin, a precocious and bookish boy of thirteen, is startled by an urgent knock on the window of his sleep-out. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in the regional mining town of Corrigan. Rebellious, mixed-race and solitary, Jasper is a distant figure of danger and intrigue for Charlie. So when Jasper begs for his help, Charlie eagerly steals into the night by his side, terribly afraid but desperate to impress. Jasper takes him through town and to his secret glade in the bush, and it's here that Charlie bears witness to Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion as he locks horns with his tempestuous mother; falls nervously in love and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend, Jeffrey Lu.  And in vainly attempting to restore the parts that have been shaken loose, Charlie learns to discern the truth from the myth, and why white lies creep like a curse. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.