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Call Number: MCCA
A father and his young son walk alone through burned America, heading for the coast. They have nothing but a pistol to defend themselves against the men who stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food - and each other.
Call Number: JENN
Teenage Robin lives with his father in the snowfields near Melbourne and is plagued with the memories of his mother who left him when he was a baby. His need to know about his past becomes an obsession that threatens his sanity until his relationship with Charlie, a classmate, and his writing, help him to keep some control of his thoughts, especially when he begins to suspect his father of having a hand in his mother's disappearance.
A beautiful lie
Call Number: MAST
Set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel touches on the importance of tolerance, love and family. It is a story about Bilal, a boy determined to protect his dying father from news of the Partition.
Call Number: SPIE
An autobiographical and biographical graphic novel in which the author explores his strained relationship with his father, an Auschwitz survivor, while also relating the story of his parents' experiences as Jews in wartime Poland, as told to him by his dad during a series of conversations they had years later in New York and Vermont.
Call Number: HORN
Mahalia is an emotive story about two young lovers who find themselves having a child. Emmy finds that Motherhood is too much for her at the tender age of seventeen and decides to run from it all, leaving Matt to pick up the pieces and care for Mahalia.
The family men
Call Number: HARR
Harry's success as a footballer is predestined, the territory that comes with a superstar father, and all the Club asks in return is loyalty and the occasional code of silence. But when his home-town media scrum dredges up an old scandal of his father's, and Harry becomes embroiled in one of his own, he starts to question the reality behind the glittering facade of the trophies he wins and the pretty young things who mob him.
Call Number: GROT
Ten year old Kieran Monk doesn’t like questions, is afraid to look people in the eye, and his best friend is a plastic Mr Incredible bobblehead that never leaves his hand. Kieran's mother Felicity died saving her only child from a raging house fire. The tragic circumstances of the blaze constituted a secret that a fearful father dared not share with his ‘different’ son.
Call Number: HYDE
Hey Joe is the story of Jimi Thorn, a young man who has been brought up almost solely by his mother, Molly. His father Joe Thorn played a prominent role in the anti-Vietnam War protests, but seems to have felt a little lost ever since, and has only ever drifted into Jimi's life spasmodically. Jimi reaches a point in his life where nothing seems to make sense, and he decides that he has to finally get to know his father properly.
Call Number: HART
With their father, there is always a catch. Colt Jenson and his younger brother Bastian have moved to a new, working-class suburb. The Jensons are different. Their father, Rex, showers them with gifts, toys, bikes, all that glitters most and makes them the envy of the neighbourhood. To Freya Kiley and the other local kids, the Jensons are a family from a magazine, and Rex a hero, successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But to Colt he is an impossible figure in a different way: unbearable, suffocating. Has Colt got Rex wrong, or has he seen something in his father that will destroy their fragile new lives?