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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409042419
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

Johnno




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.

  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409042419
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook

About the author

David Malouf

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including Ransom, The Great World (winner of the Commonwealth Writers’ prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon (winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff, Every Move You Make and his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street. His Collected Stories won the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. His most recent books are A First Place and The Writing Life. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane.

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Praise for Johnno

Malouf knows that atmospheric understatement is often the most articulate approach to the wider story that encases every story

Irish Times

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