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The Resource Exchange of heart, Darren Groth

Exchange of heart, Darren Groth

Label
Exchange of heart
Title
Exchange of heart
Statement of responsibility
Darren Groth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since the death of his sister, Evie, Munro Maddux has been stuck. Flashbacks. Anger. Chest pains. A constant ache in his right hand. And a taunting voice he calls the Coyote. In an act of desperation, Munro heads off on a student exchange to Australia - the country of Evie's dreams. Forced by his new school to join a volunteer program, Munro discovers the Coyote is silenced in one place - Fair Go, an assisted-living residence in Brisbane's west. Munro gets to know his team of residents - designer Bernie; sleeping refugee Shah; would-be wedded couple Blake and Dale; comic creator Iggy; and self-defence tutor Florence. As this unlikely group shows Munro the sights, Munro's notion of what it means to be a big brother begins to change. But the burden Munro carries is not so easily cast aside. Will the Coyote triumph? Or can Munro find the fortitude necessary to mend his heart?
Summary
Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Munro Maddux has been stuck. Flashbacks. Anger. Chest pains. And a voice taunting, barking, biting that his counsellor calls 'the Coyote'. Munro knows a student exchange will not be the stuff of Disney movies. But in Australia he intends to move beyond his troubled past. Forced by his new school to join a volunteer program, Munro discovers the Coyote is silenced in one place- Fair Go, an assisted living residence in Brisbane's west, where Munro gets to know his team of residents- dogged designer Bernie; sleeping refugee Shah; would-be wedded couple Blake and Dale; comic creator Iggy; and self-defence tutor Florence. As this unlikely group shows Munro the sights, Munro's notion of what it means to be a big brother begins to change. But the burden Munro carries is not so easily cast aside, and unexpected developments at Fair Go prompt a devastating flashback that threatens to end the student exchange. Will the Coyote ultimately triumph? Or can Munro find the fortitude necessary to mend his heart?
Theme
Tone
Character
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10576107
Cataloging source
ANL
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1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Groth, Darren
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For young adults
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Congregate housing
  • Student exchange programs
  • Grief
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Exchange of heart, Darren Groth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059678401
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780143781578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)974945737
Label
Exchange of heart, Darren Groth
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059678401
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780143781578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)974945737

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