Tom Climbs the Fence

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Tom Climbs the Fence is a novel I wrote after my sister died in 2007.

Launched at Readings in Melbourne in 2010, it is distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Dennis Jones & Associates.


What it’s all about

Jack returns to his empty childhood home seeking a quiet life but is instead thrust into an epic battle to help save his neighbour Tom from a drug addiction.

Amid a cycle of violence and desperation, Jack falls in love with Tom’s sister Amy – an old friend – and the two rediscover a special bond as they nostalgically reflect on the past and bravely confront the present.

Tom Climbs the Fence is a revealing story of one man’s struggle to regain his life, told by someone witnessing – and living – his pain. It is a raw insight into addiction and its devastating effects, and the courage and love needed to fight it.


Some Praise For Tom

‘Eminently readable… a resounding success’
(Weekly Times)

A ‘gripping read’
(Melbourne Leader)

‘Honest and raw’
(Bendigo Advertiser)

‘Very readable’
(3CR’s Published or not)

‘Raw and real’
(The Examiner)

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Links

http://www.booktopia.com.au/tom-climbs-the-fence-shane-worrell/prod9780646523255.html – buy the book here.

Review in The Examiner

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