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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'St Anton's university college is a cradle for privileged young men and women. With its Elysian lush green lawns and buildings of golden sandstone, it seems like a place where nothing bad could ever happen. One weekend, members of the college cricket team go to the mountains for a wild weekend away. Things spiral rapidly out of control, and a young Malaysian student they dragged along with them as part of a cruel prank goes missing. When the boy is found by some bushwalkers on a rock ledge, barely clinging to life, most people think it's because of a fall, but the St Anton's men know better. The stress of keeping their collective secret however becomes harder and harder to bear, and even the heavy wrought-iron fences of the college can't keep out reality... Dark, dangerous, bloody and visceral, this is a story of power, prestige and the pack mentality that forms the underbelly of campus life at a prestigious university. With overtones of The Secret History meets Brett Easton Ellis, this is the debut of a thrilling new Australian writer.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my brothers: Michael, Justin and Matthew Delaney
  • Epigraph:

    Fair youth, beneath the trees, thou canst not leave

    Thy song, nor ever can those trees be bare

    –John Keats, 'Ode on a Grecian Urn'

    The man who has a conscience suffers whilst

    acknowledging his sin. That is his punishment.

    –Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney South, South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 355p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 1 April 2014
      ISBN: 9780732296872

Works about this Work

Brigid Delaney's Work on the Wild Side Marc McEvoy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 May 2014; The Age , 18 May 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2014;
Review : Wild Things Doug Wallen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 62)

— Review of Wild Things Brigid Delaney 2014 single work novel
Review : Wild Things Tessa Chudy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 39)

— Review of Wild Things Brigid Delaney 2014 single work novel
Review : Wild Things Doug Wallen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 363 2014; (p. 62)

— Review of Wild Things Brigid Delaney 2014 single work novel
Review : Wild Things Tessa Chudy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , June 2014; (p. 39)

— Review of Wild Things Brigid Delaney 2014 single work novel
Brigid Delaney's Work on the Wild Side Marc McEvoy , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 May 2014; The Age , 18 May 2014; The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 May 2014;
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