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The Danger Game

(2009)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Betty Trask Award Best First Novel (nominee)
A dangerous childhood game leads to catastrophe and two sisters' quest for the truth 14 years later, in this exquisitely written portrayal of a disintegrating family

"Sometimes the only way to manage the daily percolating drip of fear, the corrosive dread of debt and humiliation, is to embrace another sort of terror, to put oneself in danger."

Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy-the house fire their brother lit and burned to death in 14 years ago. Alice teaches dirt-poor students at a state high school that the government wants to close and pursues a relationship with a married man. Louise, a habitual liar and recovering heroin addict, has been playing "the danger game" since she was a child, and she can't stop. But as they reunite in Melbourne to unravel the truth about their twin brother's death, and seek out the mother who abandoned them as children, everything changes.


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"Poignant, powerful and true." - Christos Tsiolkas


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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 1-906994-28-5 / 978-1-906994-28-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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March 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 1-906994-17-X / 978-1-906994-17-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
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2009 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 1-74066-813-8 / 978-1-74066-813-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Sleepers Publishing
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Kindle Editions

April 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
Publisher: Tindal Street Press
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March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon UK