THE SUNDOWNERS by Jon Cleary
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THE SUNDOWNERS

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First published as an adult novel in 1952, this special edition for younger readers has been prepared by the author. No major changes have been made in this story of a wandering Australian family of the '20's; some of the riper speech and patter has been scrubbed. It's Sean Carmody's story. He's a 14 year old at the start and , ""intelligence gleamed in his eyes like a weakness."" The central issue is the true meaning of what makes a home and a family. During the course of a novel crammed with excitement and color, Sean, who had always wanted to settle in a permanent place, passes the unwritten tests and invisible barriers that separate boys from men.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1965
ISBN: 1854960490
Publisher: Scribners