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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Charlie Lansdowne's life is going nowhere ... fast.

'Trapped at home with his eccentric father, Roger, and his stroke-affected grandfather, Frank, he finds life a daily exercise in dysfunction as three generations of men strive to get along.

'But when Charlie meets the volatile and tempestuous Maxine – a surfer girl who works at the local abattoir – his life goes supernova. Friendships implode, passions ignite and death comes stalking in the night.

'‘His fingers caress me, seeking out the secret constellations of my skin, where ridges of goosebumps become messages of love in Braille. Orion the Hunter, Andromeda, Dorado and the Southern Cross are patterns he traces to skin: thigh, back, stomach and cheek. And the universe inside me, once dormant, is expanding with each new sensation.’

Pulling Down the Stars is a story about the confusion of love, the longing for reconciliation and the need to pull our unrealistic dreams back down to earth.

' ‘People think humility is a weakness. But I’m not so sure. Maybe it’s the most muscular virtue we’ve got.’ (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Hybrid , 2013 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 366p.
      ISBN: 9781921665820

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Mem Capp , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 21 no. 1 2013; (p. 29)

— Review of Pulling Down the Stars James Laidler 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Kevin Brophy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 57 no. 1 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Pulling Down the Stars James Laidler 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Mem Capp , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 21 no. 1 2013; (p. 29)

— Review of Pulling Down the Stars James Laidler 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Kevin Brophy , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 57 no. 1 2013; (p. 33)

— Review of Pulling Down the Stars James Laidler 2013 single work novel
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