Man in a Grey Suit

Author: Glenn Orgias

SKU: 9780670076055

One twilight, Glenn Orgias was surfing at Bondi Beach when the worst happened: he was attacked by a shark, a 'man in a grey suit', as surfers call them. Although it suddenly released him, Glenn still thought his life was over – he was 80 metres from shore with one almost severed arm, losing blood and strength fast, and the great white shark was somewhere below. All he could think about was his wife, Lisa, who was four months pregnant.

Man in a Grey Suit is a powerful memoir about overcoming life's obstacles, large and small. It's the story of how surfing helped Glenn find some release from the anger and anxiety he felt growing up, and how something that so nearly killed him actually helped turn his life around. This is a brave, honest and moving account of how an ordinary man dealt with an extraordinary event.


'He frankly and fiercely taps into Australians' deepest fear.' Robert Drewe

'Sometimes we all wonder if we could cope with the worst that life could throw at us. Glenn Orgias has been there, and has come through. His strength of character lies not in what he lost, but in what he's always had.' Malcolm Knox

'In crisp, punchy prose, he shows us why his life is fuller now than before.' Fiona Capp, The Age

'This moving and utterly gripping true story is a testament to the bravery and guts that human beings can display when truly pushed to the brink.' Herald Sun

Price: $29.95
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Book Cover:  Man in a Grey Suit
The powerful memoir of an ordinary man surviving an extraordinary event
The powerful memoir of an ordinary man surviving an extraordinary event
Published: 02/07/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742535630
Format:Paperback, 288 pages
price:AUD $29.95
Publisher:Penguin Aus.
Subjects: - Memoirs(450)


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06 Oct 2015
Tim Winton In Conversation

For over thirty years, Tim Winton has written novels in which the natural world is as much a living presence as any character. This October Tim will be appearing in-conversation for two special events (Perth and Melbourne only) to share his personal relationship with the Australian landscape, how it came to be, how it has determined his ideas, his writing and his life. Both events will be followed by a book signing.

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