Into That Forest

Into That Forest

By Louis Nowra

Skyscape, Hardcover, 9781477817254, 153pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2013

Two girls. Two tigers. Four years in the wild. Two girls survive a terrible flood in the Tasmanian bush and are rescued by a pair of Tasmanian tigers who raise them in the wild. Their story of survival is remarkable, as they adapt to the life of the tiger, learning to hunt and to communicate without the use of human language. When they are discovered and returned to civilization, neither can adapt to being fully human after their extraordinary experience. Totally believable, their story will both shock and captivate readers as it explores the animal instincts that lie beneath our civilized veneer.

About the Author
Louis Nowra was born in Melbourne. He is the author of such plays as "Inner Voices", "Inside the Island", "Summer of the Aliens", "Cosi", "Radiance" and "The Boyce Trilogy". Some of his non-fiction works are "Chihuahuas", "Women and Me", "Bad Dreaming" and the recent "Kings Cross: A biography". His novels include "The Misery of Beauty", "Palu", "Red Nights", "Abaza" and "Ice". As well as his two memoirs "The Twelfth of Never" and "Shooting the Moon", he has written radio plays, telemovies, libretti and screenplays. His previous young adult novel was "Into That Forest".

Louis Nowra lives in Kings Cross with his wife Mandy Sayer, a writer; Coco, their chihuahua who has appeared in magazines, newspapers and on television; and Basil, their miniature pinscher who avoids the limelight.