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Author Barker, Amy, 1978-

Title Omega Park / Amy Barker.

Published St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  A823.4 BARKER    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail SpC/AX  A823.4 BARKER    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 249 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Amy Barker presents a confronting tale of heartbreak and redemption. Omega Park is a housing commission estate on the fringes of Queensland's Gold Coast. Dingo Patterson and Jacob Box are growing up and trying to survive. Surrounded by broken families, crime and desperation, they are young men with dreams of a different life. When a car chase ends in tragedy for one of the boys, relations with police and within the community reach crisis point. Amy Barker tells a sobering tale of modern warfare in the suburbs with confidence and assurance. This striking debut novel explores how life on society's margins can mean the end of the road for some, and offer the possibility of escape for others.
Subject Australian fiction.
Suburbs -- Australia -- Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Conduct of life -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Death -- Fiction.
Families -- Australia -- Fiction.
Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
ISBN 9780702237201 (paperback) $24.95