Clancy of the Undertow
We're sitting there with matching milkshakes, Sasha and me, and somehow, things aren't going like I always thought they would. We're face to face under 24-hour fluorescents with the thoroughly unromantic buzz of aircon in our ears and endless flabby wedges of seated trucker's arsecrack as our only visual stimulus.
In a dead-end town like Barwen a girl only has to be a little different to feel like a freak. And Clancy, a typical sixteen-year-old misfit with a moderately dysfunctional family, a genuine interest in Nature Club and a major crush on the local hot girl, is packing a capital F.
As the summer begins, Clancy's dad is involved in a road smash that kills two local teenagers. While the family is dealing with the reaction of a hostile town, Clancy meets someone who could possibly--at last--become a friend. Not only that, the unattainable Sasha starts to show what may be a romantic interest.
In short, this is the summer when Clancy has to figure out who the hell she is.
Christopher Currieis a writer and bookseller from Brisbane, whose fiction has appeared in anthologies and journals internationally. His first book, a novel for adults called The Ottoman Motel, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize and the Queensland Literary Awards in 2012. Clancy of the Undertowis his first novel for young adults.
'Clancy of the Undertowis a beautiful story...It's about the importance of fitting in or, failing that, finding someone to not fit in with.' Books & Publishing
Publication Date: 09-Dec-2015
Publisher: Text Publishing Company