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'You wake in the middle of the night, your arms and feet pinned by strong hands. As you thrash your way to consciousness, a calm voice says, "Steady. We're here to help." Your mind registers a paramedic, a policeman, an ambulance. You are lying on the lookout at Keeper's Point, the lookout Amanda Creen supposedly threw herself off. And you have absolutely no idea how you got there.

'Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. Death doesn't scare him - his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.' (From the publisher's website.)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: May 2011.
      ISBN: 9781742373843 (pbk.)
    • Toronto, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
      :
      Razorbill ,
      2012 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 1v.p.
      Description: Ebook
      ISBN: 9780143186502, 0143186507
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Houghton Mifflin ,
      2015 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 201p.p.
      ISBN: 9780544556850, 0544556852
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2016 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2016
      ISBN: 9781760290399

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Stories Giving Voice : Young Adult Illness Fictions Pam Harvey , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Axon : Creative Explorations , November vol. 8 no. 2 2018;

'In 1994, Lucy Grealy published Autobiography of a Face (Grealy 2003: 3; First Perennial edition), her memoir about childhood cancer and the resulting facial disfigurement she endured for the rest of her life. Her intention in writing it, stated her friend and fellow writer Anne Patchett, was not to be an inspiration to others who had suffered terrible illness but to have produced something of literary merit (Patchett 2003: 230). Nonetheless, Autobiography of a Face was received with much acclaim not only for its lyricism, but also for the in-depth way it explored notions of identity and self within the illness experience (DasGupta 2007; Mojtabai 1994; Zbar 1995).' (Introduction)

Review : The Dead I Know 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Kirkus Review , 1 January 2015;

— Review of The Dead I Know Scot Gardner , 2011 single work novel
y separately published work icon The Dead I Know, Scot Gardner Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2014 9106412 2014 single work criticism
Golden Books for Children Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 April 2012; (p. 3)
Small Eyes, Big Prize Angie Schiavone , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 August 2012; (p. 24-25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 August 2012; (p. 30-31)
Review : Whispering Death Kate O'Donnell , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 90 no. 7 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of The Dead I Know Scot Gardner , 2011 single work novel
Kid's Lit Christopher Bantick , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Dead I Know Scot Gardner , 2011 single work novel ; Too Small to Fail Morris Gleitzman , 2011 single work children's fiction ; Stresshead Allayne L. Webster , 2011 single work novel
Variety with Thrills and Spice Imogen Saunders , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of A Pocketful of Eyes Lili Wilkinson , 2011 single work novel ; The Dead I Know Scot Gardner , 2011 single work novel ; The Comet Box Adrian Stirling , 2011 single work novel
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— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 2 2011; (p. 24-25)

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Review : Whispering Death Jo Goodman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 26 no. 2 2011; (p. 40)

— Review of The Dead I Know Scot Gardner , 2011 single work novel
Representations of Trauma and Recovery in Contemporary North American and Australian Teen Fiction Kate Norbury , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bookbird , January vol. 50 no. 1 2012; (p. 31-41)
'Several recent examples of teen trauma fiction from North America and Australia depict teen protagonists enduring a range of symptoms as a consequence of trauma experienced earlier in their lives. Each protagonist is represented as experiencing his or her own individual trauma, but they share a similar range of symptoms, such as disturbed sleep patterns, a lack of control over their lives, shattered social relationships, indirection and, at times, a seemingly inexplicable inability to act. The past is represented as intruding on the present either in the form of "ghosts" and memories, or in the form of "memory traces." Total psychological recovery is presented as being impossible, although all four protagonists are in a better mental state at the close of each novel than they were at the beginning. The protagonist is assisted by someone outside the family, who guides them towards recovery and enables them to strengthen his or her sense of self.' (Author's abstract, 31)
Tall Tales on Short List Katharine England , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 April 2012; (p. 46)
Small Eyes, Big Prize Angie Schiavone , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 18 August 2012; (p. 24-25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 August 2012; (p. 30-31)
Golden Books for Children Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 April 2012; (p. 3)
y separately published work icon The Dead I Know, Scot Gardner Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2014 9106412 2014 single work criticism
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