Author(s): McGahan, Andrew


Andrew McGahan's prize-winning Praise is a stunningly frank and darkly humorous novel about being young in Australia. About living in a world where drugs and alcohol dominate, where sex scalds and soothes, where Social Security is easier to get than a job. Where survival means taking nothing and no one too seriously. 'McGahan's book is a bracing slap in the face to conventional platitudes and hypocrises.' Weekend Australian 'Candid and unembarrassed, McGahan's work throbs with an intensity.' New Zealand Herald ' Praise is one of those books that takes a hefty bite out of a piece of subject matter, chews it to a pulp and then spits it out.' Peter Craven Winner of the Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Pacific Region. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Canada-Australia Literary Award.


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Winner of Queensland Premier's Literary Awards: Best Drama (Screen) 2000.

General Fields

  • : 9781864480115
  • : Allen & Unwin(Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : Allen & Unwin(Australia) Pty Ltd
  • : 0.28
  • : September 1995
  • : 196mm X 130mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : McGahan, Andrew
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 823
  • : 288