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Author Twohig, Peter, 1948-

Title The cartographer / Peter Twohig
Published Sydney : Fourth Estate, 2012


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Description 386 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Summary Set in Melbourne in the 1950s, a 11-year-old boy witnesses a murder when he is spying through a window of a strange house. In the following weeks he comes to map out all the significant adventures he has in the labyrinthine city, trying to make sure he doesn't cross the path of the murderer, who he believes wishes to silence and dispose of him. Comics and superheroes inform his strategies for avoiding the bogeyman, as does the memory of his twin brother, Tom, who recently died in a tragic accident
Analysis Australian
Notes "An amazingly bold, inventive and enchanting novel"--Cover
Ill. on end papers
Also available in an electronic version via the Internet
Copyright © Peter Twohig 2012
Winner of the Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best First Novel, 2012
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Detective and mystery stories, Australian.
Murder -- Australia -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction
Nineteen fifties -- Fiction.
Runaway teenagers -- Australia -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction
ustralian fiction
Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Reading nook.
LC no. 2012453245
ISBN 9780732293161 (paperback)
Other Titles Cartographer : an amazingly bold, inventive and enchanting novel