How do you find a way to fit in when you don’t really feel you belong? Hunter follows the stories of Eric, a teenage boy, and two men, one a Nazi from Austria and the other a Nazi from northern Germany. Eric has just moved from the country to the coastal town of Crescent Bay and has difficulty adjusting. To earn some money, he begins doing odd jobs for seniors and comes into contact with the two old men. Of Germany descent himself, Eric becomes fascinated by the men and the stories they tell. Are they Nazis? Should he contact the police? He discovers that one of the men has damning evidence against the other and is forced to choose who to turn over to the police. Set during the Gulf War and with a backdrop of middle class Australian coastal life, Hunter is a coming of age story which poses some interesting questions about nationality, social acceptance, conformity and middle class suburban life in Australia. Winner of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
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Campbell Jefferys is from a small town in Western Australia. His second book, ‘Hunter’, won the fiction category of the 2009 Indie Book Awards. He is also the author of ‘The Bicycle Teacher’ (2005), ‘True Blue Tucker’ (2011) which won in the Australia/New Zealand fiction category of the IPPYs, the 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards, and the non-fiction travel collection ‘Greetings from’.