Power Without Glory
Vintage, 2008 - Australian fiction - 660 pages
The novel is a fictionalised version of the life of Melbourne businessman and Australian Labor Party power-broker, John Wren. It is set in the fictitious Melbourne suburb of Carringbush, which is based on the actual suburbs of Abbotsford and Collingwood (Abbotsford was known as Carringbush in the 19th century). In the novel, West is involved in criminal activities related to gambling and political machinations.
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"Power without glory" is generally considered to be one of the great Australian novels, and you would get no argument from me on that. Upon release, it also proved to be one of the most controversial ... Read full review