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(ebook) On the Java Ridge

(ebook) On the Java Ridge

By Jock Serongebook31 July 2017
$22.99
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Winner, Colin Roderick Award, 2018


Winner, Staunch Book Prize, 2018



On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a federal election looms and a hardline new policy on asylum-seekers is being rolled out.



Not far from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble. Among the passengers on board fleeing from persecution are Roya and her mother, and Roya's unborn sister.

The storm now closing in on the Takalar and the Java Ridge will mean catastrophe for them all.



Jock Serongâs first novel, Quota, won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. The Rules of Backyard Cricket was shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premierâs Award for Fiction, and was a finalist in the 2017 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Awards and the 2017 Indie Book Awards. On the Java Ridge won the Colin Roderick Award and the international Staunch Book Prize in 2018. Jock lives with his family on Victoriaâs far west coast.



âTerrifying, compelling.â Australian Book Review



âTaut and impressive.â Age



âYou might want to clear the decks before you start Jock Serongâs third thriller, because the odds are you wonât be able to put it down.â SA Weekend



âWith this book, Serong cements his growing reputation as the thinking personâs adventure writer. On the Java Ridge is such a strong piece of writing on so many levels. Andrew Bolt would hate it!â Readings



âExpertly written, vast in scopeâ¦A compelling literary political thriller and a must-read commentary on the Australian political environment and its treatment of refugees.â Better Read Than Dead



âThis is the mastery of Serongâs novel, understanding that fictional dystopias are at their most profound when they take the everyday and tilt it towards the darknessâ¦it is a deeply considered novel that steers us to the logical conclusion of an entrenched system rooted equally in brutality and silence.â Monthly



âThe best surf-related fiction I have read in a long, long time, possibly everâJock Serongâs riveting On the Java Ridge.â Swell Net



âOn the Java Ridge cements Serongâs place as one of Australiaâs most innovative and ambitious crime writers.â NZ Listener


 
âThe rescue and the scenes that follow it are the real heart of the book, and they are exceptional. Serong invests the chaos and confusion of the wreck and its bloody aftermath with a visceral power that makes for confronting but exhilarating reading.â Australian



âSerong exhibits impressive control, leaping between three vastly different viewpoints and delivering a fevered crescendo as compassion competes with political survival.â NZ Listener



âDevastatingly brilliantâ¦an emotionally grueling mix of high-octane action, life-and-death political maneuvering and, at its heart, an anguishing portrayal of worldwide refugee crisesâ¦Beautiful, mournful, infuriating and brimming with tension, On the Java Ridge is utterly incomparable.â Shelf Awareness

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  • Title: (ebook) On the Java Ridge
  • Author: Jock Serong
  • Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9781925410662
  • Languages: English

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