Too Much Lip

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University of Queensland Press, Jul 30, 2018 - Australian fiction - 328 pages
Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger.

Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she heads south on a stolen Harley.

Kerry plans to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters fight to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble - but then trouble is Kerry's middle name.

Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

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About the author (2018)

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. She has been publishing books with UQP since 1997, with her first novel, Steam Pigs, winning the Dobbie Literary Award and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Hard Yards (1999) was shortlisted for the Courier-MailBook of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, andMullumbimby(2013) won the Queensland Literary Award and was longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Kibble Literary Award. She has also written two novels for teenagers, Killing Darcy(UQP, 1998) and Too Flash(IAD Press, 2002). In 2013 Melissa won the inaugural long-form Walkley Award for her Griffith REVIEWessay 'Sinking Below Sight- Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan'.

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