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Set among the surf and sandhills of the Australian beach – and the tidal changes of three generations of the Lang family – The Bodysurfers is an Australian classic. A short-story collection which has become a bestseller and been adapted for film, television, radio and the theatre, The Bodysurfers on its first publication marked a major change in Australian literature.

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143180241

    June 29, 2009

    Penguin

    176 pages

    RRP $12.99

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