The Darkness

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The Darkness (UQP, 2000)

  • Winner of the Western Australian Premier’s Literary Award for Young Adult Fiction
  • CBCA Australian Notable Children’s Book
  • Shortlisted, Aurealis Awards for Australian Speculative Fiction

The Darkness comes for all of us, eventually…

In the small coastal town of Isolation Bay, a shadow hangs over the lives of Rohan Peters and his mother Eileen. Bound together by small town superstition, their lives are dominated by fear.

Into this setting comes Rachel, a girl on the run from her own dark history. As Rohan and Rachel struggle to build a friendship amidst the paranoia of Isolation Bay, their pasts come crashing down on them in an event that will change both of their lives forever.

An impressive debut novel. Rohan’s climactic struggle with his own darkness amid the fury of the elements was as compelling as anything seen in recent Young Adult fiction.”

-James Moloney, author of The Beauty is in the Walking