Johnno: A Novel

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 237 pages
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Johnno is a typical Australian who refuses to be typical. His disorderly presence can disturb the staleness of his home town or destroy the tranquility of a Greek landscape. An affectionately outrageous portrait, David Malouf's first novel recreates the war-conscious forties, the pubs and brothels of the fifties, and the years away treading water overseas.
 

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Johnno: a novel

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LJ's reviewer did not find this "wholly successful" but did dub it "a readable, affecting novel" (LJ 10/1/78). Set in Australia in the 1940s and 1950s, Malouf's debut effort follows the life of the ne ... Read full review

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Book is horrible, don't read this crap.

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
24
Section 4
30
Section 5
56
Section 6
64
Section 7
75
Section 8
82
Section 15
148
Section 16
150
Section 17
161
Section 18
165
Section 19
169
Section 20
177
Section 21
182
Section 22
189

Section 9
88
Section 10
95
Section 11
104
Section 12
127
Section 13
138
Section 14
144
Section 23
192
Section 24
200
Section 25
209
Section 26
230
Section 27
231
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About the author (1998)

David Malouf is the internationally acclaimed author of novels including The Great World(winner of the Commonwealth Writers' prize and the Prix Femina Etranger), Remembering Babylon(shortlisted for the Booker Prize and winner of the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award), An Imaginary Life, Conversations at Curlow Creek, Dream Stuff('These stories are pearls' Spectator),Every Move You Make ('Rare and luminous talent' Guardian), his autobiographical classic 12 Edmondstone Street and Ransom. His Collected Storieswon the 2008 Australia-Asia Literary Award. In 2008 Malouf was the Scottish Arts' Council Muriel Spark International Fellow. He was born in 1934 and was brought up in Brisbane

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