A New York Times Bestselling Author
A Booker Prize-Winning Author
Edward Dickens, the 10th child of England's most famous author Charles Dickens, has consistently let down his parents. Adrift in life, the teenaged boy is sent to Australia in the hopes that he can make something of himself. He soon finds himself in the Outback, surrounded by Aboriginals, colonials, ex-convicts, ex-soldiers, and very few women. Even on the other side of the world, Edward encounters the same rabid veneration of his father that exists in England. Determined to prove to his parents and himself that he can succeed in this vast and unfamiliar wilderness, Edward works hard at his new life amidst various bushrangers, stock agents, and frontier battles.