Tribal Lores

By Archimede Fusillo

A moving and explosive tale about what happens when tradition and the need to belong collide.

Frankie Rescio is struggling with the death of his sister. Next door, Lochie Marsh is about to have his world invaded by his estranged, pregnant half-sister and her layabout boyfriend. Despite tensions simmering just below the surface for both boys and their families, they form a bond that connects their different worlds. Until tribal lores threaten to bring everything crashing down.

  • Archimede Fusillo felt compelled to tell about the challenges of being a male who is not expected to sway too much from the traditions and values of a tight Italian family, yet surrounded by peers who pushed against these same restrictions.
  • This book explores the fundamental things about growing up that never change: the desire to fit in and be accepted by one’s peers, the intrinsic urge to belong.
  • Archimede Fusillo has over 15 successful books to his name, an award-winning International Literature Fellowship, and over twenty years of appearing at hundreds of schools, universities, Librarian Conferences, Writing Festivals-including Melbourne, Sydney, Fusillo knows what his target audience wants to read and how to deliver it.

About the author

Archimede Fusillo has had nine YA novels published both in Australia and overseas. His novels have won both critical and reader acclaim, with The Dons winning Book of the Year in 2001. He has won many prestigious awards, including the Alan Marshall Award, the Henry Savery Award and the Mary Grant Bruce Award, and is the recipient of an International Literature Fellowship – which itself was awarded the Sanciolo Literature Award. He has also written several textbooks on writing, has lectured all over Australia and overseas and has also been the judge of the Victorian Premiers Award and the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book Awards. Find out more at

ISBN: 9781760651954
Imprint: Walker Books Australia
Distributor: Walker Australia
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: August 1, 2020
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 432pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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