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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Blood
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'Jesse has sworn to protect his sister, Rachel, no matter what. It's a promise that cannot be broken. A promise made in blood. But, when it comes down to life or death, how can he find the courage to keep it? Set on the back roads of Australia, Blood is a boy's odyssey through a broken-down adult world.
'Many of us have known for a long time what a wonderful storyteller Tony Birch is. Blood confirms it - and how. The terrain is hard, unflinching but also imbued with a deeply resonant humanism. For at its heart there is Jesse, the young narrator whose voice is urgent and compelling, sweet and direct.' Christos Tsiolkas (Source: Publisher website)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For Brian and Debbie -
    with all my love,
    for taking my hand.


  • Epigraph:
    'Then the boy, me and the boy
    we walked for miles through stormy weather
    hand in hand, we roamed the land
    and held the gleaming heart together.'

    Kate Rusby, 'The Bitter Boy'
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2012 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 276p.
      Note/s:
      • Release Date: 27/08/2012
      • First published 2011
      ISBN: 9780702249549, 0702249548 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Review : Blood Mohammad Saleem , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Flaws in the Glass and the Ties That Bind : Tony Birch’s Blood Scott Macleod , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 20 June 2012;

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Epic Family Saga Written on Wild, Spare Hills Block Deborah Bogle , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 May 2012; (p. 15)
Starters Without Handicaps Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 20 June 2012; (p. 16)
Top Shortlist Makes for Controversy-Free Award with Miles of Good Reading Jason Steger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 20 June 2012; (p. 15)
Take Three : Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 6 November 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Bandage for a Wounded Family Conrad Walters , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12-13 November 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
The Beating of a Troubled Heart Conrad Walters , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 3 December 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Old-School Skill Chris Flynn , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Review : Blood Mohammad Saleem , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 5 no. 2 2013;

— Review of Blood Tony Birch , 2011 single work novel
Miles Franklin Longlist Has Room for Both Genders Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 March 2012; (p. 5)
A Big Day for...Aussie Authors Matt Buchanan , Scott Ellis , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 2012; (p. 16)
Weighted to Women Marc McEvoy , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 6 May 2012; (p. 19)
Novel Twist for Book Award Jason Steger , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 May 2012; (p. 3)
First-Timer Trio Takes On Celebrated Scribes in Shortlist for Miles Franklin Stephen Romei , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 4 May 2012; (p. 3)
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