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Hello Darkness

By Anthony McGowan

A black comedy and high-school noir from a critically acclaimed writer

"A darkly comic and original mystery novel filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue" - The Telegraph Someone is on a killing spree – slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny’s had problems in the past, but they’re behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He’s not crazy and he’s not a killer. And he’s going to prove it.

  • A black comedy that is, at its heart, a unique and powerful account of a fractured personality. At the end of the novel, the reader is left questioning everything that has gone before
  • Following in the wake of cult high-school noir films like Brick, this book takes the archetypal noir detective out of Los Angeles and puts him in the equally hierarchical and closed corridors of a high school.

About the author

Anthony McGowan is the award-winning author of many books for children and young adults, including Henry Tumour, which won the Booktrust Teenage prize and the Catalyst Award, and The Knife That Killed Me about the problems of knife crime and youth violence. Hello Darkness was longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

ISBN: 9781406337846
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2013
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 272pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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