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Winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Pacific Region. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Canada-Australia Literary Award. Praise is an utterly frank and darkly humorous novel about being young in the Australia of the 1990s. A time when the dole was easier to get than a job, when heroin was better known than ecstasy, and when ambition was the dirtiest of words. A time when, for two hopeless souls, sex and dependence were the only lifelines.
Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2005.
Edition: New ed.
ISBN: 9781741147728
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 20 cm.


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Feb 08, 2014

An easy and for the most part well written award winning novel by a young Aussie. This book takes a look at a short period in a young mans life when the lead character has thrown his hands in the air and said life if hardly worth while. He goes on the dole, has unsafe sex and does every drug accompanied by enormous amounts of alcohol as a life style. The book ends short of providing any indication of the direction his shallow life heads. The book was about a period in a persons life who doesn't care. I'm left with the same feeling about him. Who cares. Must have been a slow year for new writers.

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