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Published: January 2020
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Category: Fiction / Fiction: Adult
BIC Subject: Fiction & related items
Published By: Affirm Press
 
Published: 28-Jan-2020
Format: Paperback, pages,
ISBN: 9781925972276
Stock Code: 5972276
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Fourteen superbly inventive and powerful stories that skewer contemporary Australian society in insightful and hilarious ways.Fourteen superbly inventive and powerful stories that skewer contemporary Australian society in insightful and hilarious ways.
A lonely yowie emerges from the bush to attend the Desperate and Dateless Ball. Mysterious creatures descend from the sky to place a ban on footy. A shark named Bruce turns up in the local swimming pool. A fisherman enjoying a boys' weekend on the Murray River finds perspective where he least expects it.

In SHIRL, Wayne Marshall takes a range of what-if scenarios to their fabulist and comedic extremes. Superbly inventive and powerful, these fourteen stories skewer contemporary Australian society - particularly the crisis of masculinity and national identity - in insightful and yet hilarious ways, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. Slightly warped and darkly comic, this astounding collection will make you rethink what it means to be Australian.