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Shadowboxing

Shadowboxing

Author: Tony Birch
$24.99(AUD)  inc GST
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Shadowboxing is a collection of ten linked stories in the life of a boy growing up in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in the 1960s. A beautifully rendered time capsule, it captures a period of decay, turmoil and change through innocent, unblinking eyes. Michael's family, led by his long-suffering mother, live as though under siege, surviving his father's drinking and rage as well as the forces of 'urban renewal'. Their neighbourhood is a world of simple pleasures as well as random brutality; of family life and love as well as violence and tragedy. As Michael experiences all this with a combination of wonder and fear, he matures into a sensitive adult who can forgive but never forget. Shadowboxing is a riveting story of loss and permanence, power and weakness, stoicism and resistance. In a spare, understated style, it captures the essence of working-class life in inner-city Australia.

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General Fields

  • : 9781921640155
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : October 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tony Birch
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 192