Spinifex and Sunflowers.

Stallard, Avan Judd.

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Nick is a man in debt and takes a job as a refugee prison guard. Amid red dirt and razor wire he listens to the stories the asylum seekers tell him, slacks off when he guards the cordial machine, goes swimming with crocodiles, brawls with the locals, romances workmates, and then commits the cardinal sin of becoming friends with the detainees.


SKU: 9781925164992


For years Nick Harris has been drifting, until the day he finds himself surrounded by red dirt and razor wire, staring at brownskinned men inside a detention centre. He's no crusader, no bleeding-heart. It's just a job. The strange thing is, the longer Nick looks, the more normal the detainees seem, and the crazier everything around them- the desert that is its own prison, the staff filled with resentment and disdain, the system that represents both salvation and damnation. Nick is a future seeker-just like his 'clients'. Only, he comes to realise they're not just clients. They have personalities and share conversations, just like him. They joke and steal and cry and conspire. They are bad men, good men, dumb men, smart men-just men. Like him.

Book Details

Author Stallard, Avan Judd.
Format PB
Publisher Fremantle Press
Imprint Fremantle Press
Number of Pages 340
Publish Date 29/01/2018
Catalogue Jan19
Catalogue book number 1036