"Clarke, author of the haunting novel Night Train (2000), as well as the hilarious Al Capsella series, won the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award for this quiet, heartrending collection. (Fiction. 12+)"
"The Assyrian came down like the wolf on the fold / And his cohorts were gleaming in purple and gold," begins the Lord Byron poem whose opening lines serve as a central metaphor in this short-story collection.
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