In a dying country town lives Satchel O'Rye, a young man fighting the future; Chelsea Piper, a young woman fighting the past; and a long-lost creature that can teach them both the art of survival. Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf is a shimmering, ultimately joyful novel, a story of journeying towards courage and freedom, of finding the will to live a life beyond expectation.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||12 - 14 Years|
About the Author
Sonya Hartnett is the author of Thursday's Child, What the Birds See, and several other acclaimed novels, the first written when she was just thirteen. She is the recipient of many prestigious awards in her native Australia as well as the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Commonwealth Prize.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This beautifully written story juxtaposes a decaying, dying Australian town against a recently sighted, supposedly extinct Tasmanian Tiger. The protagonist, Satchel, is 23 years old and he lives with his mother and father. His father closes down the family service station believing that God will provide anything and everything needed. His mother tries to support the family with her nursing income despite her own physical ailments. Satchel stubbornly refuses to move on with his life despite his father¿s mental illness and the inexorable decay of the town. Hartnett has crafted a exquisite book for older teens who also may be questioning how to deal with family, tradition, and change.