Angel RockDarren WilliamsVintageDecember 18, 2007When Darren Williamss first novel, Swimming in Silk, was published in Australia in 1994, the acclaim was immediate and unanimous, and the book went on to win the Vogel Award, one of the most prestigious literary prizes in Australia. Now Angel Rock brings this fiercely talented voice to the American reading public for the first time.Angel Rock is the name of a hardscrabble town in the Australian outback, encroached upon by wilderness on all sides. So its not hard for thirteen-year-old Tom and his four-year-old brother, Flynn, to find themselves lost, on an unfamiliar road leading to nowhere they know, night falling, no one in sight. And in the instant that Toms attention is caught by a kangaroo lying by the side of the roadIs it alive or dead?Flynn is gone. Flynns inexplicable disappearance weighs heavily on the small, close-knit town. But theres more: another child of Angel Rock, a girl now in her teens, is found dead, an apparent suicide, in Sydney. And when the suicide becomes known in town, the history of deep-rooted family feuds and dark, unshakable obsessions that the community has tried to bury begins to push to the surface. But it is only with the arrival of Gibsonthe investigating detective from Sydney, a man given to frequent spells of drunkenness and despairthat the highly charged, intertwining questions surrounding the disappearance and the death, the silence of the townsfolk, and the mysteries of the land itself begin to be answered.Angel Rock is a brilliantly rendered noveldazzling in its evocation of both physical and psychological terrain. At once menacing and mesmerizing, it announces the arrival of an exceptionally gifted young writer.From the Hardcover edition. About the AuthorDarren Williams was born in Australia in 1967. His first novel, Swimming in Silk, was published in 1995 and won the prestigious Australian/Vogel Literary Award.From the Hardcover edition.About Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupRandom House, Inc., the world's largest English-language trade book publisher, publishes many of the foremost & most popular fiction & nonfiction authors in hardcover, trade & mass market paperback, audio, electronic, digital & other formats. Random House, Inc. (www.randomhouse.com) is the U.S. division of Random House, the book division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's leading media companies. Random House, Inc. has won the most major awards of any publishing company, including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, & the Newbery Medal. Among the dozens of Random House, Inc. publishing divisions & imprints in the U.S. are the Bantam Dell Publishing Group, the Crown Publishing Group, the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, the Knopf Publishing Group, Fodor's Travel Guides, Random House Children's Books, the Random House Publishing Group, & the Random House Audio Publishing Group. Random House's publishing companies in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, & Korea are publishing leaders in their territories.About ScrollmotionScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is a content technology company based in downtown New York City. For more information, visit www.scrollmotion.com.SupportIf you have any technical problems please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org before you post a review.