The Glass Canoe

The Glass Canoe

Book - 2012
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Meat Man is a regular at the Southern Cross pub in Sydney. With his tribe he sits and drinks and watches as life spirals around him. David Ireland's novel tells his stories, about the pub, its patrons and their women, about the brutal, tender and unexpected places his glass canoe takes him.
Publisher: Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2012.
ISBN: 9781921922411
Characteristics: xiii, 381 p. ; 20 cm.
Additional Contributors: Rothwell, Nicolas


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Nov 26, 2018

David Ireland has a unique style; this is a more accessible book then others of his I have read. It paints an interesting picture of pubs in 1970 and 80s suburban Australian cities. There would be only a few pubs like this left today. The writing is good, and though some of the scenes are a bit over the top it is enjoyable read.

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