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That Thing I Did

Allayne L. Webster

That Thing I Did
Five misfits hit the road in a haunted hearse, on a madcap road-trip from their prison-bordering suburb behind the 'Mullet-Proof Fence' to small-town Mount Gambier.

After Taylor Kennedy makes a fatal Facebook error and is dumped by his best friend, he's befriended by his eccentric next-door neighbour. Aspiring pornographer Chip drives a funeral hearse and talks to dead people, and he wants Taylor's help.

But mild-mannered prison escapee Jackson Rollock has other plans. They're liberating Jackson's beloved, mouthy grandmother from her nursing home and hitting the road to fulfil her dying wish - with beautiful hitchhiker Chloe on board.

They'll break the rules, bare their souls ... and make a shitload of questionable jokes, while inadvertently exploring sexuality, consent, the dark side of social media, mental health and friendship.

Frank, fearless and taboo-breaking, That Thing I Did is a rollicking road trip with a serious side.

Praise for That Thing I Did

'If you do only one thing this year, read That Thing I Did. I loved this book.' - Erin Gough

'A wild ride from start to finish: it's witty, hilarious, hectic, manic and unabashedly irreverent!' - Holden Sheppard

'Bawdy bonkers brilliance, and a book you'll never forget, for all the wickedly right reasons.' - Adam Cece

'A clever, hilarious, punchy as hell road-trip story that's pretty much got it all.' - Robert Newton

Allayne L. Webster is an internationally published Children's and Young Adult author. She also plays guitar, sings and sometimes she illustrates.

Allayne is the proud recipient of three arts grants and a South Australian Premier's Reading Challenge Ambassador. She has served on literary festival boards and her novels have been listed for various awards.

Paper Planes (Scholastic) was a 2016 CBCA Notable, shortlisted for the Adelaide Festival Awards, and has recently been included in the Australian Heritage Literary Project Untapped Collection. A Cardboard Palace (MidnightSun Publishing) was a 2018 CBCA Notable, published in Sweden. Our Little Secret (Scholastic) was listed for the Golden Inkys, and The Centre of My Everything (Penguin RandomHouse) was listed in the 2019 Davitt Awards and shortlisted in the 2020 Adelaide Festival Awards. Sensitive (UQP) is published in Russia and was shortlisted in the 2020 Australian Speech Pathology Awards.

That Thing I Did - YA (Wakefield Press) - is Allayne's ninth publication.

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Format Paperback
Size 210 x 140 mm
ISBN 9781743058633
Extent 336 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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