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  • Published: 12 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756912
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 18
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Merlo Girls (Storycuts)


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He is leading another life, or toying with the idea of it, practising it, here at Merlo.

He is leading another life, or toying with the idea of it, practising it, here at Merlo.

Two men, no longer youthful, through conversations about coffee, communism, cricket and the narrowing of possibilities explore the architecture of their friendship.

  • Pub date: 12 March 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742756912
  • Imprint: Random House Australia
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 18

About the Author

Nick Earls

Nick Earls is the author of twenty books, including the bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, Perfect Skin and World of Chickens. His work has been published internationally in English and in translation, and has won awards in the UK and Australia. Five of his novels have been adapted into plays and two into feature films. He was the founding chair of the Australian arm of the international aid agency War Child and is now a War Child ambassador.

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Praise for Merlo Girls (Storycuts)

“In Merlo Girls, the narrator and Steve, the husband of one of his female friends from uni days, pay one of their regular visits to Merlo's for fresh ground coffee beans. The narrator is a surgeon racked by arthritis, Steve a blustering type uncomfortable with middle age. Here, Earls perfectly captures both the awkwardness of these friendships by association and the unease often felt in these kinds of cooler-than-thou establishments.”

David Messer, The Sydney Morning Herald


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