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 - Heidi - Goodreads
Vivienne Cleven is a triple threat for this years challenges. She's an indigenous Queer Australian woman, which means that I can count her book against three challenges. Plus, she's an awesome writer ... Read full review
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