Beautifully produced uniform edition of the work of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary writer.
Johnno is a typical Australian who refuses to be typical. Seen through the eyes of the narrator, he is figure of legendary proportions. His disorderly presence can disturb the staleness of tropically gothic Brisbane, or destroy the tranquility of a Greek landscape. But what IS the truth about Johnno? An affectionately outrageous portrait, this novel is also the record of a generation and its struggle with that elusive monster, the Australian Dream. With fine detail and evocative force, the narrative recreates a Brisbane boyhood in the war-conscious forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas.
Praise for Johnno
Malouf knows that atmospheric understatement is often the most articulate approach to the wider story that encases every storyIrish Times