Year of the Orphan

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Arcade Publishing
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6.0 X 9.1 X 1.1 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Dan Findlay is a historian by training and a writer for kids by trade. Dan has over ten years' experience editing Australia's leading youth magazines. He also has over a decade of freelance experience as a writer and photographer for Rolling Stone Australia as well as contributing the odd music story to the Sydney Morning Herald and writing for a wide variety of other pop culture titles. He lives in Sydney, Australia.


"Challenging, thrilling . . . A satisfying exploration of desperation and imagined future myths."--Publishers Weekly

"Startling, thought-provoking, and unlike anything I've ever read, this story will ensnare your senses and supercharge your imagination."--Kass Morgan, New York Times-bestselling author of The 100

"A brilliantly chilling post-apocalyptic world, evoked in a voice of spare, compelling beauty . . . Every moment of the story is gripping and immediate. An all-around great novel."--Sandra Newman, author of The Heavens and The Country of Ice Cream Star

"Year of the Orphan is a bleak and brutal take on the post-apocalyptic genre. With prose as dry and stretched out as the landscape it describes and a character you're rooting for from the first page, it leaves you feeling like you've woken from a feverish dream."--Adrian J Walker, author of The End of the World Running Club

"The ravaged land and the intense, visceral voice of the Orphan make this an extraordinary and compelling read."--Isobelle Carmody, award-winning author of the Obernewtyn Chronicles

"Dystopian tale-telling at its absolute best. A worthy successor to The Chrysalids and Riddley Walker."--David Hunt, author of Girt and True Girt

"A believable and alarming post-apocalyptic future."--Australian Book Review

"Original, striking."--Weekend Australian

"Home-grown dystopia that is both haunting and vicious."--Andromeda Spaceways

"Definitely worth reading."--Books+Publishing

"A distinctive story of bravery, resilience and self-sacrifice in a vicious, haunting future."--Newtown Review of Books

"That must-read, high-calibre Australian sci fi/dystopian novel you've been waiting for."--Glam Adelaide

"Fans of dystopian stories will love this world."--Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

"Insightful, engaging and thought-provoking"--Tharunka

"Deserves to become an Australian classic"--Mischa's Library

"An excellently written debut novel, and a compelling take on the post-apocalyptic genre."--RMITV