Between us

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Atkins, Clare



160 pages. Summary: Anahita is passionate, curious and determined. She is also an Iranian asylum seeker who is only allowed out of detention to attend school. On weekdays, between 8am and 3pm, she can be a 'regular Australian girl'. Jono needs the distraction of an infatuation. In the past year his mum has walked out, he's been dumped and his sister has moved away. Lost and depressed, Jono feels as if he's been left behind with his Vietnamese single father, Kenny. Kenny is struggling to work out the rules in his new job; he recently started work as a guard at the Wickham Point Detention Centre. He tells Anahita to look out for Jono at school, but quickly comes to regret this, spiraling into suspicion and mistrust. Who is this girl, really? What is her story? Is she a genuine refugee or a queue jumper? He begins to snoop behind the scenes, as Jono and Anahita grow closer



 



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location:General Fiction
dewey:F
call #:ATK
ISBN:
9781760640217
published:2018
bar code:L017257
replace fee:24