Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Genre: YA Contemporary
Representation: Australian Aboriginal, LGBTQIA+
Links: Goodreads – Amazon – Indiebound
A remarkable YA love story between two Aboriginal boys — one who doesn’t want to accept he’s gay, and the boy who comes to live in his house who makes him realize who he is.
It’s a hot summer, and life’s going all right for Jackson and his family on the Mish. It’s almost Christmas, school’s out, and he’s hanging with his mates, teasing the visiting tourists, avoiding the racist boys in town. Just like every year, Jackson’s Aunty and annoying little cousins visit from the city — but this time a mysterious boy with a troubled past comes with them. As their friendship evolves, Jackson must confront the changing shapes of his relationships with his friends, family and community. And he must face his darkest secret — a secret he thought he’d locked away for good.
About The Author
Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin writer, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. Growing up a massive Kylie Minogue and North Queensland Cowboys fan, Gary was always writing as a child, and continued his creative journey when he moved to Sydney to study at film school. Gary has experience working in Aboriginal health, the disability sector (including experience working in the youth justice system) and the film industry, including working on the feature film adaptation of Jasper Jones.
His debut YA novel, THE BOY FROM THE MISH, was published by Allen & Unwin in February 2021.
About the Tour
This tour is open for book bloggers and booktubers who can review the book on their designated dates. It is open to readers from all over the world, with priority given to those who identify as LGBTQIA+. The official hashtag for the tour will be #ReadyWhenYouAreTour.
The tour will run from February 23rd to March 1st. Reviews are required of all our hosts, but if you end up not enjoying the book we are happy to work with you to provide additional creative content on your stop.
For this tour, only digital copies are available. Please be aware of this when signing up for this tour and planning your content! The CP Tours team will send out confirmation emails when sign ups close and post the tour schedule on our Twitter and Instagram, as well as in an email sent to the tour hosts
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