Author(s): D. Grant
Turning twenty-one in Collingwood in Melbourne during the early 1990s, Luke faces some big challenges. Money is tight, there is no work, and a hot summer just won't end. Luke moves from share house to share house. His life is complicated by his older brother Thomas who lives at the margins. As summer rolls on and Luke takes his first tentative steps towards finding love, will his brother drag him down? The Exile dissects the tumultuous and complex experiences that can both shape a character and tear it apart. The book is a coming of age story set against the harshness of unemployment, recession and a blistering Australian sun.