Stripes of the Sidestep Wolf

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ReadHowYouWant.com, May 24, 2011 - 204 pages
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Ever since Dad went off the deep end and decided he didn't need to work anymore--insisting the Lord would provide--Satchel O'rye has felt stuck for life in his dying country town. A high school dropout drifting from one small carpentry job to the next, Satchel can see nothing beyond his own dreary duty to help keep the family afloat. But things start to change when he spies a strange doglike animal at a nearby mountain--and mentions the fact to Chelsea Piper, an awkward young woman considered the local pariah. Could the animal he saw be a Tasmanian tiger, a marsupial thought to be extinct? And if they found it again, could it give them both a new chance at life? From the brilliant author of Thursday's Child and What the Birds See comes a mesmerizing tale of a young man fighting his future, a young woman fighting her past, and a mysterious creature who teaches them something about survival.
 

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

A little bland and bleak--odd for the one book by Hartnett where the flyleaf uses the words "ultimately hopeful," because this seems one of the least hopeful of her titles. The characters don't really ... Read full review

STRIPES OF THE SIDESTEP WOLF

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Satchel O'Rye, 23 and going nowhere fast, lives with his parents in a dying Australian town. His father suffers from a mental illness that has convinced him that "God will provide" and has ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
188
Section 2
190
Section 3
193
Section 4
194
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Sonya Hartnett was born on March 23, 1968 in Victoria. She is an Australian author of fiction for adults, young adults, and children. She was thirteen years old when she wrote her first novel and fifteen when it was published for the adult market in Australia, Trouble All the Way. For years she has written about one novel annually. According to the National Library of Australia, "The novel for which Hartnett has achieved the most critical (and controversial) acclaim was Sleeping Dogs" (1995). "A book involving incest between brother and sister and often critiqued as 'without hope', Sleeping Dogs generated enormous discussion within Australia. For her book Thursday's Child, she won the annual Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, a once-in-a-lifetime book award judged by a panel of British children's writers. Her titles include: The Boy and the Toy, Come Down, Cat!, Sadie and Ratz and The Children of the King. She will be attending the Sydney Writers Festival 2015. She made the shortlist for the Miles Franklin Literary Award with her title Golden Boys. This title also made the 2015 Prime Minister's Literary Awards shortlist.

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