When the Blackouts' star player Nevil Dooley wakes one morning to don a frock and 'eyeshada', his mother's idle days at the bingo hall are gone forever. Mystified and clueless, single parent Mavis takes to bush-cunning and fast footwork to unravel the mystery behind this sudden change of face. Funny and cleverly covert, too, this is a truthful rendering of small town prejudice and racist attitudes. Hilarity prevails while desperation builds in the race to save Nevil from the savage consequences of discovery in a town where a career in footy is a young black man's only escape. Neither pig shoots, bust-ups at the Two Dogs, bare-knuckle sessions in the shed or even a police siege can slow the countdown on this human time bomb.
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Review: Bitin' BackUser Review - Leanne Levinge - Goodreads
Hilarious! A great Aboriginal romp in a small country town with tough characters & colourful language. Themes based on polarities: black/white; city/country; women/men; straight/gay; tough/wussy ... Read full review
Review: Bitin' BackUser Review - Katie - Goodreads
This book just irritates me on so many levels. The language is frustrating, the characters are annoying, the references to Jean Rhys are pretentious and the whole thing comes off as something that ... Read full review