Overview

"It was the year I broke a bone in my leg, the year I got my first kiss and the year Jesus got himself shot.'

One dead Japanese pearl diver is starting to smell. A big, slow Filipino crewman is making trouble in Sheba Lane. And a beautiful girl called Amy O'Rourke has stirred his dreams.

And there is Sam, who gets mixed up with all of them and maybe shouldn't have.

Sam is ...
See more details below
Nights in the Sun

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK
  • NOOK HD/HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$1.99
BN.com price

Overview

"It was the year I broke a bone in my leg, the year I got my first kiss and the year Jesus got himself shot.'

One dead Japanese pearl diver is starting to smell. A big, slow Filipino crewman is making trouble in Sheba Lane. And a beautiful girl called Amy O'Rourke has stirred his dreams.

And there is Sam, who gets mixed up with all of them and maybe shouldn't have.

Sam is a skinny layabout, working at the Sun Picture Stadium for his dad, and dreaming of being a legend while he checks the seats for scorpions and the back of the screen for other kids making out. All he wants is to be a hero and get the girl.

‘It was a strange place, Broome; we weren't like any other Australian town. It was as if a giant hand had reached down from the sky and scooped up a bit of Asia and slapped it right down in the middle of the Australian outback, a Chinese squat surrounded by red dirt and mangroves.’

It was a strange place; there were Japanese divers and Filipino crew and Chinese storekeepers and pearlers in white suits playing croquet on their lawns while men died every day hunting for pearl in the shimmering blue waters of Roebuck Bay.

And there was Sam. Dreaming of adventure in the back of the picture stadium until one day adventure comes and finds him.

The year is 1926, the place is Japtown, and the heat is on."
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015820713
  • Publisher: Cool Gus Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/29/2012
  • Series: Pearls , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 522,180
  • File size: 723 KB

Meet the Author

Colin Falconer was born in North London. He worked many years in Television and Radio and was a freelance writer for leading newspapers and magazines in Australia. However, Colin had a dream of writing novels with a profound message of follow your heart, live your passion and he did just that. He built his writing career on the notion that if you miss all the chances you don’t take and he began to live the life he imagined.

He’s had over dozen books published and is well known as a bestselling Author in Australia. His current re-release, The Naked Husband, has never before been sold in the United States. He was told that, even though it hit #5 of Australia’s DYMOCKS Booksellers list and had a first printing of 50k and a second printing of 60k, he could not sell this book in the US.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)