A NEW KIND OF EVERYTHING
Richard Yaxley
Synopsis
After their father’s reckless death, the Gallagher family must find new directions. Dinny’s mum finds a new form of freedom, but the paths the boys are choosing are pointing them in dangerous directions.
Fourteen-year-old Dinny is in danger of repeating his father’s behaviour, and his older brother Carl sees an opportunity for independence. But when Carl becomes involved in the aggressive agenda of an anti-immigration group, a different crisis develops—leading the family to tragedy, insight, and rebirth.
About the Book
Author(s)
Richard Yaxley
Publisher
Scholastic Australia
Release Date
Mar 1, 2020
ISBN
9-781743-834077
Category
Young Adult
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From the Author
I hope that you enjoy reading this novel, which is very close to my heart and has received some lovely, gratifying reviews. One of my favourite comments came from the Children's Book Council of Australia 'Reading Time' review which noted that "Dinny’s story is powerful, tragic and moving. It takes the reader on an extraordinary journey that encourages insights and understanding about human nature, life, and the choices we make that make us who we are." That's exactly the effect that I was hoping for when I embarked upon the writing of 'A New Kind of Everything.'