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  • Published: 1 December 2000
  • ISBN: 9781863252867
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

Zigzag Street




A comic masterpiece -- Who Weekly. The book that began it all for Nick Earls.

A comic masterpiece -- Who Weekly. The book that began it all for Nick Earls.

Here I am, on a work day of some importance, riding out of town in a cab with a babe I've just concussed with footwear.

Richard Derrington is twenty-eight and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he's been trying to find his way again.

He's doing his job badly, he's playing tennis badly, his renovating attempts haven't got past the verandah, and he's wondering when things are going to change. Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard's life in Brisbane's Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness...and, eventually, hope.

  • Published: 1 December 2000
  • ISBN: 9781863252867
  • Imprint: Bantam Australia
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

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 Zigzag Street

White Or Wrong's 10 Greatest Living Australians 9. Nick Earls: Left-field selection. But trust me, his book Zigzag Street is the funniest Australian piece of fiction ever.

Simon White, http://www.theage.com.au/sport/cricket/blogs/white-or-wrong/arise-george-bradley-hogg--and-welcome-to-the-gla-club-20120123-1qd0p.html#ixzz1kKrWs2iK

Zigzag Street is exactly the kind of book I want to read

Sydney Morning Herald

Zigzag Street is funny, out-loud funny, in a way comic writers rarely manage to achieve ...

Evening Standard (UK)

... gives Nick Hornby a serious run for his money.

The Times (UK)

fantastic

The Mirror (UK)

comedy with soul

The Hindustan Times (India)

extremely witty

The Himachal Times (India)

Few Australian books have produced as many laughs as Zigzag Street, a comic masterpiece that also manages to be warm, sensitive and moving.

Who Weekly

...nothing short of a romp.

The Australian

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