Author(s): Rose Moxham
With electrifying precision, Rose Moxham captures the spirit of a boy on the brink of manhood, trying to determine who he is going to be and what life has to offer him. The wind felt perilous. Nick didn't bother with the brakes. He let the steep incline carry him down. The dogs were free, barking and running after him. They loved him, even if Jude didn't. When Nick heads west with his best mate Robbie, he expects to make some money and have some fun. He doesn't expect to fall for Jude or her rockabilly songs; he doesn't expect her to bite so hard; and he certainly doesn't expect to have his secret desires exposed by the strange people in the orthopedics ward. It's not easy being adrift. There are signs that you misread, or don't even see coming.
'The road trip and music ring true wonderfully, and the first hurdles of adulthood are finely wrought. Teeth Marks is a great read.' - Tim Freedman, The Whitlams Male perspective on life, heartbreak and song-writing - old school rock 'n' roll and romance with a masculine edge Boys will relate to Nick and girls will fall for him. In the words of Hal Hartley, master film-maker: There's no such thing as adventure; there's no such thing as romance. There's only trouble and desire Excellent educational potential: strong characters and themes will ensure interest from teachers and librarians Rose Moxham teaches creative writing at UTS in NSW At last, a great emotional, funny book for teenage boys!' - Chris Sims, NSW Acct Manager, A&U Themes include: music, independence, friendship, vulnerability
"The road trip and music ring true wonderfully, and the first hurdles of adulthood are finely wrought. "Teeth Marks" is a great read." --Tim Freedman, The Whitlams
Rose Moxham was born in Camden and lives in Sydney. She writes and teaches fiction at University of Technology, Sydney. What she likes best is reading, writing and travelling. Rose is currently in Hanoi in Vietnam where she is working with translators on an anthology of a thousand years of Vietnamese poetry. Teeth Marks is her second novel.