My Private Pectus

'There's something different about my body. It's like the missing piece of a jigsaw you can't take your eyes off. If I were to take off my shirt you wouldn't see my face, freckles or ratty hair. All you'd see is the hole in the middle of my chest.'

A story about footy, cars, and a young man who discovers that revealing his greatest secret is the only way to hold on to the people he loves.

About the Author:
Shane Thamm wrote My Private Pectus while studying masculinities at Queensland University of Technology. After six years working in high school outdoor education and the masculinised outdoor adventure industry, he became interested in what makes young men tick and the emotional challenges they negotiate each day, often in silence. He likes to give these boys a voice.

Cover Art by Michael Hardman

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This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, September 2009

Distributed by Ford Street Publishing
2 Ford Street
Clifton Hill, VIC 3068, Australia

Printed in Australia

ISBN-10: 1-8764-6283-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-8764-6283-3

Copyright 2009 by Shane Thamm

All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form.

A Ford Street Publishing Original
2 Ford Street
Clifton Hill, VIC 3068, Australia

Electronic version by Baen Books