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Main Title: The boy from the Mish / Gary Lonesborough. Book Cover
Author: Lonesborough, Gary
Imprint: Allen & Unwin, 2021.
Collation: paperback ; 288 pages ; 20 cm.
Subject: ABIA nominations
Australian fiction
First Nations Australians
LGBTQIA+ people
Juvenile literature
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
ISBN: 9781760525880 (paperback)
It's a hot summer, and life's going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It's almost Christmas, school's out, and he's hanging with his mates, teasing the visiting tourists, avoiding the racist boys in town. Just like every year, Jackson's Aunty and annoying little cousins visit from the city - but this time a mysterious boy with a troubled past comes with them... As their friendship evolves, Jackson must confront the changing shapes of his relationships with his friends, family and community. And he must face his darkest secret - a secret he thought he'd locked away for good. Compelling, honest and beautifully written, The Boy from the Mish is about first love, identity, and the superpower of self-belief.
14-18 years old.

Victorian Premiers Literary Awards 2022 shortlist
ABIA Longlist 2022
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 LON.GAR Available