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Interactive Press, 2004 - Fiction - 214 pages
Another day. Another scar. Another sunburnt suburb. Toby and Suzie are two teenagers caught in a riptide of aimless wanderings, violence and stolen cars. They want to escape Another, an estate on the edge of the suburban never-never. But first they must escape the ghosts of the past. Joel Deane's poetry and fiction has a simultaneously unflinching and gritty realism and a sophisticated lyric beauty that combines in an original, intense, and startling new voice. - Charles Wilmoth, Intersection for the Arts, San Francisco This is the rubble of suburbia, an Australia we are too smug to acknowledge, too scared to enter. Joel Deane has written a dark and moving novel about families on the margins. - George Megalogenis, journalist and author of Faultlines

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About the author (2004)

Joel Deane is sending ripples through government corridors by bringing his poetic writing skills to his new position, since July 2004, as Speech-writer for Steve Bracks, the Victorian Premier. This prestigious job follows a highly successful career as a journalist, executive news producer (San Francisco), and media advisor. Born in Melbourne in 1969, Joel has long had a passion for literature - samples of his poetry and short fiction have been published in Antipodes, Famous Reporter, Imago and Quadrant. Another is his first novel - it won the IP Picks Award in 2004. Joel lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children.

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