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The Promise

(2014)
A novel by

 
Outstanding new fiction from the Miles Franklin-shortlisted author of Blood In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia's finest writers of short-form fiction. Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn't see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver's identity. Across twelve blistering stories, The Promise delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on the lives of those who have loved, lost and wandered.

 
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Paperback Editions

January 2015 : Canada Paperback
Title: The Promise (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Tony Birch
ISBN: 1-4596-9141-5 / 978-1-4596-9141-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2014 : Australia Paperback
Title: The Promise
Author(s): Tony Birch
ISBN: 0-7022-4999-8 / 978-0-7022-4999-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: University of Queensland
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Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Promise
Author(s): Tony Birch
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
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