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Attempts to Draw Jesus
     

Attempts to Draw Jesus

by Stephen Orr
 

Set against a red desert landscape, this novel is the wry, powerful story of two teenagers in unfamiliar surroundings. Jack Alber and Clive "Rolly" Rollins are both stuck in dead-end lives. Jack is trapped in a small town with no opportunity for excitement or even a job; Rolly is wasting his life away in a big city, with few prospects and more of an interest in

Overview

Set against a red desert landscape, this novel is the wry, powerful story of two teenagers in unfamiliar surroundings. Jack Alber and Clive "Rolly" Rollins are both stuck in dead-end lives. Jack is trapped in a small town with no opportunity for excitement or even a job; Rolly is wasting his life away in a big city, with few prospects and more of an interest in observing life than living it. The lives of both these imaginative, quirky characters change forever when they apply to work as jackaroos, or livestock workers, for a remote outback station. Out in the Simpson Desert, Jack and Rolly experience adventure and the opportunity to prove themselves to their friends and family. This novel features themes of independence, self-discovery, and wanderlust.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781865086187
Publisher:
Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.66(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Orr is a teacher at Xavier College near Adelaide, Australia. He is the author of Hill of Grace and the play The Anthanasius Mole.

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