Seven stories, six unique settings, many divergent themes and characters. Seventeen-year-old Jacob returns to Bali in ‘Surfing for Wayan’. Once terrified of surfboards, he’s there to surf wild for four people, including his brother killed in the 2002 Bali bombing. In ‘Summits’, Lhotse speaks by cell phone to her father who’s dying in a blizzard on Mount Everest. Three months later she walks up Nepal’s Everest Track to view that mountain and share her thoughts. A young Afghan reflects on the event that spurred him into becoming a suicide bomber in ‘Remembering Nurila’. In ‘Tunnelling Cu Chi’ a Tasmanian boy, a Vietnamese-Australian girl and an American war veteran meet on a tour of Vietnam’s infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Each is there to resolve their Vietnam War issues. In ‘Another Door’ a friendship develops between a panic-struck girl going for her first driver’s licence and an old widower who’s obliged to renew his licence annually. During the bombing of Baghdad a young Iraqi-Australian boy struggles to make sense of media headlines in the prize-winning ‘Sandy Heads’. After his granddad dies in ‘Fishing Manhattan’, a boy learns that places change and it’s important to love what you have. For readers of ages 12 to 112.