A stark, harrowing, yet deeply courageous work of immense power and magnitude.-Quadrant Homeless and alone, a disturbed youth drifts between town and the Australian Outback, growing increasingly isolated and distrustful in a society lacking the means and seemingly the will to help him. He is coerced by strange voices and haunted by a history of family violence. This compelling coming-of-age novel tells Peter Kocan's own story, offering us an intimate portrait of the dark forces at work in the evolution of a loner. No more authentic study of this type of loner exists, wrote The Times, naming Fresh Fields book of the year in 2005. Taxi Driver is a melodrama by comparison.