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The Danger Game 

The Danger Game (2009)
A novel by Kalinda Ashton

 

"Poignant, powerful and true."
Christos Tsiolkas


Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy - the house fire their brother lit and burnt to death in- fourteen years ago. Alice teaches dirt-poor students at a state high school that the government wants to close- and she pursues an epi- sodic- estranged relationship with a married man. Louise- a habitual liar and recovering heroin addict- has been playing 'the danger game' since she was a child- and she can't stop. But when Louise decides to unravel the truth about her twin brother's death- and seeks out the mother that abandoned her as a ten-year-old- everything changes. With preoccupations reminiscent of Elliot Perlman- The Danger Game is a work of literary realism- told through three voices in a pared-back style laced with black humour. The Danger Game is at once unsentimental account of deprivation and resistance- and a critique of the human cost of untrammelled economic rationalism. This is a novel about damage: the damage we do to each other and the damage the world can do to us.

 
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Paperback Editions

March 2012 : Paperback
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 1906994285 / 9781906994280 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

March 2011 : Paperback
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 190699417X / 9781906994174 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

2009 : Paperback
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: 1740668138 / 9781740668132 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Sleepers Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

April 2012 : Kindle edition
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: B008MTW2K2
Publisher: Sleepers Publishing
Availability: Amazon   

March 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: B004OVEX9K
Publisher: Tindal Street Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2011 : Kindle edition
Title: The Danger Game
Author(s): Kalinda Ashton
ISBN: B00B1JJFS2
Publisher: Tindal Street
Availability: Amazon UK   

 


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