From the author of the Text Prize-winning The Bridge.
The ceasefire is barely holding. Southside waits, with a kind of hope that feels like defeat.
Then Cityside blows up the bridge.
And amid the chaos and rubble Nik and Lanya are drawn into a complex web of power, fear and betrayal.
Who is the girl found crying out from the bombed bridge? What is her connection to the secret experiments taking place at Pitkerrin Marsh? And why does she cry ‘havoc’?
But before Nik can find out he must find his father, and face the hardest decision of his life.
Jane is a New Zealand writer of fiction and non-fiction. In her day job she is a sociologist specializing in youth studies, focusing particularly on young people in transition from school. Growing up, she read a lot of classic science fiction, fantasy and myth and she still loves to escape into the other worlds of these stories. The Bridge is her first novel. It won the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, was a 2012 Storylines Notable Book and, in the 2012 New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, won an Honour award and the Young Adult Readers’ Choice award.
Photo: Jane Higgins permission.
Photographer: Phil Teague.