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The Danger Game by Kalinda Ashton

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An extraordinary debut from Australia's most exciting new writer: a dangerous childhood game leads to a young boy's death, his mother's disappearance and his sisters' quest for the truth fourteen years later.


The Danger Game by Kalinda Ashton

The danger game is not a winning game' Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy - the house fire their brother died in and the disappearance of their mother immediately afterwards. Fourteen years later, that day still affects everything they do. Alice teaches dirt-poor students in a school the government wants to close - when she's not pursuing a relationship with a married man. Louise, a fantascist and recovering heroin addict, has never stopped playing the game of dares - the danger game - she invented as a child. As Alice fights to save her school and Louise struggles with her self-destructive urges, the sisters come together in Melbourne to unravel the truth about their brother's death and follow the dangerous trail of their missing mother.

About the Author

Kalinda Ashton was born in Melbourne in 1978. She has been involved in student, union and community campaigns. She is an associate editor of Overland magazine, and a teacher of writing and editing. The Danger Game is her first novel.

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Publication date

30th November 1999


Kalinda Ashton

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