Bitin' Back

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2001 - Self-Help - 194 pages
9 Reviews
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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User 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

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User 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

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Contents

Section 1
17
Section 2
30
Section 3
53
Section 4
65
Section 5
82
Section 6
90
Section 7
101
Section 8
114
Section 9
125
Section 10
135
Section 11
144
Section 12
154
Section 13
162
Section 14
171
Section 15
190
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