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Source: Text Publishing
y The Road to Winter single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'Since a deadly virus and the violence that followed wiped out his parents and most of his community, Finn has lived alone on the rugged coast with only his loyal dog Rowdy for company. He has stayed alive for two winters—hunting and fishing and trading food, and keeping out of sight of the Wilders, an armed and dangerous gang that controls the north, led by a ruthless man named Ramage. But Finn’s isolation is shattered when a girl runs onto the beach. Rose is a Siley—an asylum seeker—and she has escaped from Ramage, who had enslaved her and her younger sister, Kas. Rose is desperate, sick, and needs Finn’s help. Kas is still missing somewhere out in the bush. And Ramage wants the girls back—at any cost' (publication blurb).

Notes

  • The Road to Winter is the first of a projected trilogy of novels. The sequel is due for publication in 2017, with the third book slated for 2018.
  • In his interview with Reading Time, Smith recalls the origins of the story:

    The Road To Winter began as a short story called Breathing In And Out. I thought it had the potential to be developed into a full length novel. My initial intention wasn’t to write a YA novel, but once I found the voice of Finn, my 16-year-old narrator, it moved more and more in that direction.

  • Teaching Notes are available on the Text website.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Source: Text Publishing
      Extent: 240p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 27 June 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355123

Works about this Work

Meet Mark Smith 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2016;

'We asked Mark Smith to give us some background to his debut novel, The Road to Winter which has just been released by Text Publishing. This novel looks like being very popular, not only among young adult audiences. ...'

Rim of Fire Consumes a Family at War Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel ; The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Up Close : The Road to Winter 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2016; (p. 56)
'Mark Smith’s new post-apocalyptic YA novel, The Road to Winter, is being compared to John Marsden’s Tomorrow When the War Began.'
Review : The Road to Winter Tehani Wessely , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , October 2016;

— Review of The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Rim of Fire Consumes a Family at War Margot Lloyd , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 25 June 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of Ruins Rajith Savanadasa 2016 single work novel ; The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Review : The Road to Winter Tehani Wessely , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time , October 2016;

— Review of The Road to Winter Mark Smith 2016 single work novel
Meet Mark Smith 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Reading Time , July 2016;

'We asked Mark Smith to give us some background to his debut novel, The Road to Winter which has just been released by Text Publishing. This novel looks like being very popular, not only among young adult audiences. ...'

Up Close : The Road to Winter 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Good Reading , July 2016; (p. 56)
'Mark Smith’s new post-apocalyptic YA novel, The Road to Winter, is being compared to John Marsden’s Tomorrow When the War Began.'
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