Penguin Random House Australia
, Feb 1, 2011
- 284 pages
A comic masterpiece -- Who Weekly. The book that began it all for Nick Earls.
Here I am, on a work day of some importance, riding out of town in a cab with a babe I've just concussed with footwear.
Richard Derrington is twenty-eight and single. More single than he'd like to be. More single than he'd expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he's been trying to find his way again.
He's doing his job badly, he's playing tennis badly, his renovating attempts haven't got past the verandah, and he's wondering when things are going to change. Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard's life in Brisbane's Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness...and, eventually, hope.