fireshadow new edUQP, 2004

  • Winner, Western Australian Premier’s Award for Young Adult Fiction
  • Winner, Honour Book Prize, CBCA Book of the Year Awards
  • Winner, Ena Noel Award (IBBY)
  • Shortlisted, South Australian Premier’s Literary Awards

You let your sister burn…

When Vinnie’s sister is killed, he runs away from the accusing eyes of his father to the isolation of the bush. There, he must answer a question … was it his fault?

In 1943, German soldier Erich is captured and interned in an Australian prisoner-of-war camp. Despite everything he’s grown up believing, Erich must now learn to coexist with his sworn enemy and, in doing so, he begins to question his father’s beliefs.

Amid the rain soaked forests of South Western Australia, these two young men’s lives collide, changing them both as they struggle to escape their painful memories of fireshadow.

Some battles are imposed upon us, some fought within.