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Since the sudden death of his younger sister, Evie, sixteen-year-old Munro Maddux has been having flashbacks and anger-management issues. He has a constant ache in his right hand. And there's a taunting, barking, biting voice he calls "the Coyote." Munro knows a six-month student exchange will not be the stuff of teenage dreams, but in Brisbane he intends to move beyond his troubled past. It is there, at an assisted living residence called Fair Go Community Village, that Munro discovers the Coyote can be silenced.

Munro volunteers as a "Living Partner" and gets to know the team of residents he is assigned to. The burden Munro carries, however, is not so easily cast aside. When one of the team makes the decision to leave, the Coyote gets a new life. When a second resident is taken away, the specter of trauma and death looms larger than ever.

Will Munro learn how to silence the voice? Or will the Coyote ultimately triumph?



About the Author

Darren Groth

Darren Groth is a Vancouver author and citizen of Canada, having moved from his native Australia in 2007. His novels include 'Kindling' and the highly acclaimed YA work, 'Are You Seeing Me? '. His new novel, titled 'Exchange of Heart' in AUS/NZ, will be published July 31, 2017. In CAN/US, the book will be released October 17, 2017 under the title 'Munro vs. the Coyote'.

Darren was the recipient of the 2016 Adelaide Festival Award for Young Adult Literature and has been a finalist in numerous other prestigious prizes including the CBCA Book of the Year (Australia) , the Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia) , the Governor General's Literary Awards (Canada) and the BC Book Prizes (Canada) .

For fun, he watches 'American Ninja Warrior' with his beautiful wife and eats at Fatburger with his wondrous fifteen year old twins.



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