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The Byron Journals

Andrew and his mate Benny have finished school and are heading for the holiday of their lives in Byron Bay. They are not sure what they’re looking forward to most: the surf, the girls, the music, the partying or just being away from Adelaide.

Things don’t go to plan, and Andrew loses his mates. But he finds Heidi. Heidi is not like anyone he’s ever met before, and she takes him into her world, which feels a million miles away from his past. But is Andrew really prepared for the ride he’s about to take?

The Byron Journals is an exciting debut novel by a fresh new voice in Australian literature. Fun, and sometimes frightening, it takes a clear-eyed look at the desire to escape your past and the dangers of running headlong into your future.

Daniel Ducrou
About the Author

Daniel Ducrou was born in Adelaide and The Byron Journals is his first novel. It wasshortlisted for the 2007 Australian / Vogel Literary Prize and the 2008 Victorian Premier’sLiterary Award. He lives in Melbourne.

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Extent:
304 pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
28 June 2010
ISBN:
9781921656460
AU Price:
$19.95
Themes:
counter-culture, indie music, surfing, sexuality
Reading age:
15+
Australian
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