The Styx

The Styx

Description

Sophie can't walk or talk, but behind her disability hides a keen intelligence. Living on The Styx River cattle station with her father and a nanny, Sophie is acutely aware that she is a non-person. Sophie feels as voiceless and isolated as the wallabies of The Wall, an eerie wilderness of basalt lava tubes forming a natural stone labyrinth that protects its remote lushness from anyone foolish enough to wander in. Sophie's father and his "cronies" plot to build a multi-million dollar tourist resort in The Wall. The development will only go ahead if the rare wallabies are already extinct. But they don't realise Sophie has heard their plans to hire roo shooters to help nature along. With the aid of computer technology, a desperate Sophie writes Silent Scream, an anonymous blog that reveals the threat. When scientists commissioned to find evidence of the wallabies' existence go missing, the rescuers appeal to Silent Scream for help. Raising awareness is one thing, but how can one impossibly disabled girl, who can barely help herself, help save the lives of others?

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Details

Author(s)
Patricia Holland
Format
Paperback | 278 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 16mm | 412.77g
Publication date
04 Oct 2017
Publisher
Lacuna Publishing
Publication City/Country
Australia
Language
English
ISBN10
1922198307
ISBN13
9781922198303
Bestsellers rank
986,800