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Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.

'Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph: 'Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not; a sense of humour to console him for what he is.' –Sir Francis Bacon
  • Dedication: For Dan and Joe
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2015 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Available: 1st September 2015
      ISBN: 9780733334320

Works about this Work

My Life as a Self-raising Man Tom Gilling , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 August 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
The Game of Life Full of the Weird and the Wonderful Mandy Sayer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Flesh Wounds Max Oliver , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 95 no. 1 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
Richard Glover, Flesh Wounds SR , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19 September 2015;

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
My Life as a Self-raising Man Tom Gilling , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 August 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
The Game of Life Full of the Weird and the Wonderful Mandy Sayer , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 20 September 2015; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 September 2015; (p. 25)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
Review : Flesh Wounds Max Oliver , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , July vol. 95 no. 1 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
Richard Glover, Flesh Wounds SR , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19 September 2015;

— Review of Flesh Wounds Richard Glover 2015 single work autobiography
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