Praise

Praise

Book - 1993
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Baker & Taylor
Gordon, a young man whose libido is awakened, becomes emotionally torn between the woman who has his body and the one to whom he would give his soul

Blackwell North Amer
This remarkable novel from a young writer of exceptional talent won the prestigious Vogel Award as the best Australian first novel of 1991.
Praise is a stunningly frank and darkly humorous story about being young in a world where drugs and alcohol dominate, where sex scalds and soothes, where welfare is an easier alternative than working, where survival means taking nothing and no one too seriously.
Gordon is a young man whose libido is awakened only to leave him emotionally torn between the woman who has his body and the woman to whom he'd give his soul. Andrew McGahan allows these characters to conduct their mating dance to a tune performed with mordant humor. This is an astonishingly honest story about male sexuality - including the fears and the misogny as well as the possibilities.

Baker
& Taylor

Gordon, a young man whose libido is awakened, becomes emotionally torn between the woman who has his body and the one to whom he would give his soul. A first novel.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1993
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780881849387
0881849383
Branch Call Number: F MCG
Characteristics: 279 p. ; 24 cm

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Feb 08, 2014

An easy and for the most part well written award winning novel by a young Aussie. This book takes a look at a short period in a young mans life when the lead character has thrown his hands in the air and said life if hardly worth while. He goes on the dole, has unsafe sex and does every drug accompanied by enormous amounts of alcohol as a life style. The book ends short of providing any indication of the direction his shallow life heads. The book was about a period in a persons life who doesn't care. I'm left with the same feeling about him. Who cares. Must have been a slow year for new writers.

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