Making Laws for Clouds

Nick Earls
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A brilliant, sometimes hilarious, sometimes painful, insight into how complicated being 18 really is.

Life.

This could be the best summer of Kane's life . . .

This summer is different because there's a new girl in town. It's different because she's Tanika Bell - occasional bus driver, regular optimist and, it turns out, woman of the world.

But expecting life to play by the rules is like making laws for clouds. Kane's whole family has never worked by the rules. His dad ran off years ago, his mother's still chafing and drinking, and she's really bad on her bad days. Summer sets in, hot and humid, and Kane works the road verges. But he's got lofty ambitions, he's got Tanika on his mind and he's going to make this summer count, whatever it takes.

Once again Nick Earls is poignant, sharp, very funny and sometimes achingly sad. Making Laws for Clouds gives us the good times, shows us the bad, and - just like Kane - looks to making something hopeful for the future.

Author bio:

Nick Earls is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling novels Zigzag Street and Bachelor Kisses, Headgames, a collection of short stories, and several novels for young adults, including After January and 48 Shades of Brown, which won the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for older readers in 2000.

His work has been published internationally in English and in translation, as well as being successfully adapted for film and theatre. He worked as a suburban GP and medical editor before turning to writing. Nick Earls lives in Brisbane.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781743313138
Table Of Contents: Foreword

1. The Magic Coin

2. The Strange New Land

3. Patsy's Pot of Gold

4. 'A Block and Four Legs'

5. Romance Steps In

6. North of the Border

7. Into the Unknown

8. Thylungra

9. The White Man's Curse

10. Life and Death in the Lonely Land

11. Distant Horizons

12. The Big Trek Begins

13. Into the Promised Land

14. The Golden Land

15. An End and a Beginning

16. The Last Horizon

Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: August 2012
Page Extent: 196
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items

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