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Rainfish

Rainfish
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S0004464183 Pat
Youth Fiction Relationships   Griffith . Available .  
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ISBN 9781922330963
Call Number YF Pat
Author Paterson, Andrew
Title Rainfish
Place of production Melbourne, Vic. : Text Publishing, 2021
Notes You don't kill them rainfish 'cause they'll bring trouble. Rainstorms and floods and bad things.' Aaron lives with his mum and older brother in a small town on the edge of a rainforest in tropical Far North Queensland. He's sick of being the little bother, left out of all the interesting stuff the older kids get up to. So when he meets Damon he's keen to impress him. It's all going well, until Damon suggests they break into the church. Aaron's nervous and uncomfortable. But he can't back out now-he's only just beginning to be accepted. When the theft is reported in the local newspaper and the police knock on the door, Aaron finds himself hiding the truth in a tangle of lies. And before long his deep sense of guilt and fear of being found out overwhelm him. And then, when he discovers that the mudcod in the old bath in the backyard-the fish he'd caught in the river in the rainforest-are the rainfish of local legend, he becomes convinced that he is responsible for the terrible rainstorms and floods that devastate the town.
Awards note Winner, The Text prize, 2020.
Subject Added Entry - Topical Children's stories
Teenagers
Theft
Guilt
Secrecy
Superstitions
Australian fiction
Genre Relationships
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