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Title:
The Boy From The Mish (MP3)
Written by:
Gary Lonesborough 
Read by:
Meyne Wyatt 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
6 hours 9 minutes 
MP3 size:
278 MB 
Published:
June 01 2021 
Available Date:
June 01 2021 
Age Category:
Young Adult 
ISBN:
9781867537465 
Genres:
Fiction; Gay, Lesbian & LGBT Fiction; Literary Fiction; Young Adult Fiction 
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Bolinda/Audible audio 
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Award winning author
Debut novel

The Boy from the Mish is a funny and heart-warming coming-of-age story, set in a rural Australian community, about 17-year-old Jackson finding the courage to explore who he is, even if it scares him.

'I don't paint so much anymore,' I say, looking to my feet. 'Oh. Well, I got a boy who needs to do some art. You can help him out,' Aunty Pam says, like I have no say in the matter, like she didn't hear what I just said about not painting so much anymore. 'Jackson, this is Tomas. He's living with me for a little while.' It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It's almost Christmas, school's out and he's hanging with his mates, teasing the visiting tourists, avoiding the racist boys in town. Just like every year, Jackson's Aunty and annoying little cousins visit from the city – but this time a mysterious boy with a troubled past comes with them ... as their friendship evolves, Jackson must confront the changing shapes of his relationships with his friends, family and community. And he must face his darkest secret – a secret he thought he'd locked away for good. The Boy from the Mish is about first love, identity and the superpower of self-belief.

'The Boy from the Mish is an extraordinary debut novel, and I loved this tender, beautiful story with all my heart ...'
Nina Kenwood, author of It Sounded Better in My Head

'A lightning bolt to the soul. The Boy from the Mish announces a bold, necessary new talent.'
Will Kostakis, author of The Sidekicks

'A book I've been searching for over my whole career ... [it] awed me with the power of its storytelling.'
David Levithan, Scholastic US Editorial Director