Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781742625454
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 10/11/2007
  • Category: Children's, Teenage & educational / General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
    Teenage & Young Adult Fiction / Young Adult
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia
  • Price: $7.99

Madonna O'Dwyer is not the mother of the Messiah and she's not a sex-powered pop Diva. She's a hardworking girl with a drama queen for a sister and a dad who sounds Irish when he's drunk.

The mother who blessed (or cursed) her with her name died when she was young, leaving a hole in Madonna that, at seventeen, has become as raw as a decayed tooth.

Madonna's friends think she can heal with her hands, but Madonna has her doubts. Her hands make pizzas and wash dishes. Her hands caress the boy and smash down the door. Her hands strangle demons from her past and pray for a spirited future.

The hands of Madonna.

The other Madonna.

A humorous new novel about piercing, pizzas and the healing power of love from the highly-acclaimed author of One Dead Seagull, White Ute Dreaming and Burning Eddy.

Author Information

Scot Gardner lives with his wife and three feisty offspring in the hills near the Victorian town of Yinnar. He started his working life as an apprentice gardener with the local council, where he learnt the fine art of looking busy, a skill he has refined over many years in many jobs. He likes battery drills, digging holes and kayaking in the ocean.