The Life: A Novel

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Allen & Unwin, 2011 - Australia - 407 pages
Story of former-world-champion Australian surfer, Dennis Keith, from inside the very heart of the fame and madness that is 'The Life'. Now bloated and paranoid, former Australian surfing legend Dennis Keith is holed up in his mother's retirement village, shuffling to the shop for a Pine-Lime Splice every day, barely existing behind his aviator sunnies and crazy OCD rules, and trying not to think about the waves he'd made his own and the breaks he once ruled like a god. Years before he'd been robbed of the world title that had his name on it - and then drugs, his brother, and the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend and had done the rest.

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This a fictionalised autobiography of the enigmatic ex surfing champion Michael Peterson. It is written in a unique style that enables readers to gain an understaning of and insight into the ... Read full review

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Malcolm Knox s fourth novel is at once a departure from his established style and an extension of his preoccupying themes. A former sportswriter, Knox explored the inner world of elite sportsmen ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Malcolm Knox is the author of The Wonder Lover which made the Queensland Literary Awards 2015 shortlist in the fiction category.

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