48 Shades of Brown

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Penguin Group Australia, Jul 31, 2006 - Fiction - 300 pages
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A few months ago Dan had to make a choice. Go to Geneva with his parents for a year, board at school or move into a house with his aunt, Jacq, and her friend, Naomi. He picked Jacq's place. Now he's doing his last year at school and trying not to spin out. Trying to be cool. Trying to pick up a few skills for surviving in the adult world. Problem is, he falls for Naomi, and things become much, much more confusing.

Shot entirely on location, 48 Shades features a talented young cast of fresh faces including Richard Wilson (The Proposition, Deck Dogz) as Dan, with newcomer and recent NIDA graduate Robin McLeavy as Jacq and Emma Lung (Peaches) as Naomi.

48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council in 2000.

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User Review  - SqueakyChu - LibraryThing

I was thinking that I wasn't getting too much out of this story about an Australian high-school lad Dan whose parents were spending a year working in Europe so he had to live with his aunt Jacq, a uni ... Read full review

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User Review  - millyh - LibraryThing

I read the book ’48 Shades of Brown’ because I heard it was a very good book. I hadn’t seen the movie, but planned on watching after I’d read the book, which I did, and was thoroughly disappointed ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

Nick Earls is the author of novels including The Fix,Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses, The True Story of Butterfishand Perfect Skinand the collection of short stories Welcome to Normal.His work has been published internationally in English and in translation. Zigzag Streetwon a Betty Trask Award in the UK in 1998, and Perfect Skinwas the only novel nominated for an Australian Comedy Award in 2003. 48 Shades of Brownwas awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000, and in the US it was a Kirkus Reviews selection in its books of the year for 2004. 48 Shades of Brownand Perfect Skinhave been adapted into feature films, with Solo un Padre, the film adapted from the Italian edition of Perfect Skin, a top-ten box office hit in Italy in 2008.

After January, 48 Shades of Brown, Zigzag Streetand Perfect Skinhave all been successfully adapted for theatre, and the Zigzag Streetplay toured nationally in 2005. The True Story of Butterfishwas also performed as a play. He recently published a collection of stories Welcome to Normaland a novel Analogue Men.

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