Shadowboxing (Paperback)
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Shadowboxing (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 04/12/2014
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Shadowboxing is a collection of ten linked stories in the life of a boy growing up in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy in the 1960s. A beautifully rendered time capsule, it captures a period of decay, turmoil, and change through innocent, unblinking eyes. Michael's family, led by his long-suffering mother, live as though under siege, surviving his father's drinking and rage as well as the forces of 'urban renewal'. Their neighbourhood is a world of simple pleasures as well as random brutality; of family life and love as well as violence and tragedy. As Michael experiences all this with a combination of wonder and fear, he matures into a sensitive adult who can forgive but never forget. Shadowboxing is a riveting story of loss and permanence, power and weakness, stoicism and resistance.

Publisher: Scribe Publications
ISBN: 9781922247681
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 130 mm
Edition: New edition

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