Seven stories, six unique settings, many divergent themes and characters.Seventeen-year-old Jacob returns to Bali in ';Surfing for Wayan'. Once terrified of surfboards, he's there to surf wild for four people, including his brother killed in the 2002 Bali bombing. In ';Summits', Lhotse speaks by cell phone to her father who's dying in a blizzard on Mount Everest. Three months later she walks up Nepal's Everest Track to view that mountain and share her thoughts. A young Afghan reflects on the event that spurred him into becoming a suicide bomber in ';Remembering Nurila'. In ';Tunnelling Cu Chi' a Tasmanian boy, a Vietnamese-Australian girl and an American war veteran meet on a tour of Vietnam's infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Each is there to resolve their Vietnam War issues.In ';Another Door' a friendship develops between a panic-struck girl going for her first driver's licence and an old widower who's obliged to renew his licence annually. During the bombing of Baghdad a young Iraqi-Australian boy struggles to make sense of media headlines in the prize-winning ';Sandy Heads'.After his granddad dies in ';Fishing Manhattan', a boy learns that places change and it's important to love what you have. For readers of ages 12 to 112.
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