Seventeen-year-old Jed White lives with his mum and dad behind the Ampol service station in the small coastal town of Plenty. His girlfriend Chrissy works in the local fish cannery. When a foreign trawler crashes on the rocks one night, Jed and Chrissy figure from the rolls of stained bedding below deck that the boat must have been carrying a lot of people. They soon discover dozens of refugees are sheltering at a nearby property.

At first the townsfolk accept the new arrivals, but gradually Plenty becomes divided as more and more boat people are relocated there. Jed is torn between his feelings for Chrissy and his fascination for Ashley Page who lives with her father on the property and is helping the new arrivals move in and adapt. As external pressures build, Jed is forced to make a choice about where he belongs and what he believes.

A story of love and loyalty, prejudice and pride, Plenty is the riveting new book from the bestselling author of Huckstepp and The Dogs Are Barking.

Praise for Plenty

'An authentic voice telling a compelling story for our times.' Peter Corris

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"An authentic voice telling a compelling story for our times." - Peter Corris

Used availability for John Dale's Plenty

Paperback Editions

November 2013 : Australia Paperback

Title: Plenty
Author(s): John Dale
ISBN: 1-922057-58-4 / 978-1-922057-58-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Brio Books
Availability: Amazon AU   

Kindle Editions

October 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Author(s): John Dale
Publisher: Xoum Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU