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Albert of Adelaide

(2012)
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At once an old-fashioned-buddy-novel-shoot-'em-up and a work of deliciously imagined fantasy, Howard L. Anderson's dazzling debut presents the haunting story of a world where something has gone horribly awry . . .

Having escaped from Australia's Adelaide Zoo, an orphaned platypus named Albert embarks on a journey through the outback in search of "Old Australia," a rumored land of liberty, promise, and peace. What he will find there, however, away from the safe confinement of his enclosure for the first time since his earliest memories, proves to be a good deal more than he anticipated.

Alone in the outback, with an empty soft drink bottle as his sole possession, Albert stumbles upon pyromaniacal wombat Jack, and together they spend a night drinking and gambling in Ponsby Station, a rough-and-tumble mining town. Accused of burning down the local mercantile, the duo flees into menacing dingo territory and quickly go their separate ways-Albert to pursue his destiny in the wastelands, Jack to reconcile his past.
Encountering a motley assortment of characters along the way-a pair of invariably drunk bandicoots, a militia of kangaroos, hordes of the mercurial dingoes, and a former prize-fighting Tasmanian devil-our unlikely hero will discover a strength and skill for survival he never suspected he possessed.

Told with equal parts wit and compassion, ALBERT OF ADELAIDE shows how it is often the unexpected route, and the most improbable companions, that lead us on the path to who we really are. Who you journey with, after all, is far more important than wherever it is you are going.

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Hardback Editions

July 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: Albert of Adelaide
Author(s): Howard L Anderson
ISBN: 1-84668-840-X / 978-1-84668-840-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: Albert of Adelaide: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Anderson
ISBN: 1-4555-0962-0 / 978-1-4555-0962-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twelve
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

May 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Albert of Adelaide
Author(s): Howard L Anderson
ISBN: 1-84668-841-8 / 978-1-84668-841-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   


May 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Albert of Adelaide: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Anderson
ISBN: 1-4555-0961-2 / 978-1-4555-0961-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Twelve
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Albert of Adelaide
Author(s): Howard L Anderson
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Albert of Adelaide
Author(s): Howard L Anderson
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Albert of Adelaide: A Novel
Author(s): Howard Anderson
Publisher: Twelve
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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