COLD SKIN, Steven Herrick.
From the jacket flap:
Eddie doesn't want to be in school; he wants to work in the mines. But his dad won't go down in the coal pits, and he won't let his sons go either. Nothing much happens in the town of Burruga, except for fights at the pub. Then one Friday night a girl is found dead by the river, and every man in town comes under suspicion. Eddie is drawn into secrets and a bitter struggle for survival.
This YA novel-in-verse, set in post-WWII Australia and told from nine different viewpoints, is a stunning achievement in terms of its sense of place and character. The confident storytelling and the fact that half the narrators are adults make this unusual story a natural choice for both adults and teens.
How about you? Read anything great lately?
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