Author Shares Story of Brothers, Cultural Differences

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James B. Clifton releases new novel, ‘My Brother Gun’

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In 1950s Western Australia, relations are tense between whites and Aborigines. But for little Jimmy and his brother, Gun, it is a time to create their own fun, find trouble and wriggle their way out of it.

Gun is slick, popular and seemingly indestructible. Jimmy is a skinny kid who cannot run as fast as Gun. But when their mother suddenly abandons them, everything changes. Their father puts Gun in charge of caring for his siblings, and Jimmy is left to wander the neighborhood, where he meets an aboriginal girl, Poppy, who teaches him aboriginal secrets. As the two cultures intertwine, Gun makes a decision that leads to valuable lessons and unthinkable new events as life changes once again.

In this action-adventure novel, “My Brother Gun” (published by Balboa Press AU), two brothers growing up in 1950s Australia create a bond with aboriginals while on a unique journey of self-discovery enhanced by tribal folklore and magic.

Author James B. Clifton says the book “speaks of values, friendships, what it was like to do without and to make your own fun regardless of whether you had money, social position or religious beliefs. It is about how kids used to accept people as they found them and just got on with life, having adventures and finding excitement in everything.”

“My Brother Gun”
By James B. Clifton
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 186 pages | ISBN 9781504302173
E-Book | 186 pages | ISBN 9781504302180
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
James B. Clifton was born in Australia. He has lived in the United Kingdom and Papua New Guinea and worked as a psychiatric nurse, photographer, laborer, hotelier, trainer, acupuncturist, natural therapist and director of human resources for an international hotel chain. Clifton earned a degree in communications, journalism and creative writing in 2013.

Balboa Press Australia is a division of Hay House, Inc., a leading provider in publishing products that specialise in self-help and the mind, body and spirit genre. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the Author Solutions self-publishing model. For more information or to start publishing today, visit or call 1800 050 315. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter and “Like” us at

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