Mallee Boys

My first novel, Mallee Boys, will be coming out in 2017 published by Wakefield Press.

Mallee Boys was the recipient of the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at the 2016 Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature.

Sandy Douglas knows that life at fifteen is hard, but it’s even harder when your mother died a year ago and nothing’s gone right since. His brother Red is eighteen now and working the farm. He’s amped up on rage, always looking for a fight. And then there’s their dad Tom. He does his best, but – really – he doesn’t have a clue.

As Sandy and Red deal with girls and dirt-biking and friends and footy, both boys have to work out who they want to be. The Mallee, where they live, may seem like the middle of nowhere, but it turns out this is going to be one hell of a year.