Thursdays Child

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sonya Hartnett
Narrator: Melissa Eccleston
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
Published In: January 2004
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 6 hours, 2 minutes
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Overview

The creature held a great bundle of something tied up in a rag. For a moment we stared, not recognising him, but who else could it have been, who else but wandering Tin. We saw his naked limbs, his waxy skin, his discoloured hair, his hooking razor-sharp nails. He raised lashy eyes to us and we saw a face on its way to another world. Da murmured, 'Jesus.' Through the long years of the Great Depression, Harper Flute watches with a child's clear eyes her family's struggle to survive in a hot and impoverished landscape. As life on the surface grows harsher, her brother Tin escapes ever deeper into a subterranean world of darkness and troubling secrets, until his memory becomes a myth barely whispered around the countryside.

Author Details

Author Details

Hartnett, Sonya

Sonya Hartnett is the author of several acclaimed novels - the first written when she was just thirteen - and the recipient of many prestigious awards in her native Australia. She says Tin and his tunneling had their origin in ants: "I was living at the time in two rooms, just going back and forth, back and forth as I watched an entire summer of ants excavating under my house. One day it occurred to me that they probably had a huge palace under there. And that's when I started to think about ways of taking your existence into your own hands - of how, if the space around you was not big enough,