Three-quarter Man

Three-quarter Man

Book - 2014
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Sam had his right leg amputated at the age of five but has never let his disability get in the way of his dreams, or to quell his larrikin spirit. He caused an international incident at one Paralympics after convincing a pesky American journalist that his leg was chewed off by a kangaroo, and spent a night in the slammer after he and his stupid mates faked a shark attack on a packed NSW beach. He's a hilarious example of how youthful exuberance can go spectacularly wrong when you've only got one leg. Despite the shenanigans, Sam is an inspiration to all. He is perhaps the only reprobate to be awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to his country and for being a role model for Australian youth. With his competitive spirit still burning, Three- Quarter Man sees Sam on the road to Rio in his quest to win gold in the first ever Paralympic triathlon.
Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria, Affirm Press,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781922213259
Characteristics: xii, 196 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.


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Nov 05, 2014

Funny and poignant at the same time; laughed out loud over his antics and shed a few tears during some emotionally charged scenes. Bramham is an intelligent, thoughtful, self-effacing larrikin, in fact he is a local hero. Don't miss this one!

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