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Saltwater Boy

Author: Christmas, Bradley
Publisher: Walker Books Australia


Heartfelt and poignant, this coming of age story explores father-son…

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SKU: 9781760656393 Category: Product ID: 1094562


Heartfelt and poignant, this coming of age story explores father-son relationships, against a backdrop of small town rivalries, buried truths, with themes of sustainability, preserving the past and environmental care.

When Dad goes to jail, Matthew and his mum move to the coast, so mum – an artist – thinks she can renovate her late father’s old place to sell it to get them back on their feet. Matthew strikes up a friendship with Old Bill, an Indigenous man who becomes a father figure to him, and teaches him how to find and eat pippis, fish (and to make a few dollars from it). Dad gets out on parole and moves back in with the family, but his anger fractures the newfound peace and everything is once again at stake, and in peril.

Additional information

Weight 0.301 kg
Dimensions 3.084506 × 2.015004 cm



Christmas, Bradley


Walker Books Australia

Release Date

Wednesday March 8th, 2023


Paperback / softback

Main content page count

400 Pages