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y Candy single work   novel  
  • Author: Luke Davies http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/davies-luke
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

He met Candy during a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to give her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch. But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation set in, Candy would stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her love became hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction. (Source: Trove)

Adaptations

form y Candy Luke Davies , Neil Armfield , Australia : Renaissance Films , 2006 6618158 2006 single work film/TV

'Based on the critically acclaimed bestseller, CANDY is the powerful story of two lovers whose intersecting lives take them on a journey of lust, addiction and self-destruction.'

Source: Screen Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1997 .
      Extent: viii, 286p.p.
      ISBN: 1864483393
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Ballantine Books , 1998 .
      Extent: 295p.
      ISBN: 0345423879 (alk. paper)
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Vintage , 1998 .
      Extent: 278p.
      ISBN: 0099268698
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2006 .
      Image courtesy of Allen & Unwin
      Extent: 336p.
      Note/s:
      • Published to coincide with the release of the film adaptation in May 2006.
      ISBN: 1741148685
Language: German
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Droemer Knaur , 1999 .
      Alternative title: Lovin' candy : Roman
      Extent: 382p.
      ISBN: 3426608707
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Droemer Knaur , 2002 .
      Alternative title: Candy : Roman
      Extent: 365p.
      ISBN: 3426615282

Works about this Work

Balancing Act Tony Davis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , June vol. 43 no. 2 2011; (p. 24-26)
Most writers lead messy lives filled with myriad jobs that help pay the bills in between the time they send on writing. Tony Davis.
Poetry as Cinema : A Discursive Screening from 1913-2006 John Jenkins , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 135-148)
'Australian cinema began with a confident leap into the future. Charles Tait's The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in Melbourne in 1906, is credited as the world's first narrative feature. Post-Federation years continued to see poetry influence the national imagination, and occasionally inspire cinema on its journey.' (Author's abstract)
You Did Not Read Faulkner! Sophie Cunningham (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 67 no. 2 2008; (p. 110-119)
'Sophie Cunningham talks to Luke Davies about his shifting between forms - and finds his heart still lies with poetry.'
Sydney by the Book Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , May no. 49 2007; (p. 66-72)
Knox comments on the ways in which Sydney's suburbs have inspired a range of contemporary authors.
The Candymen Can Sophie Tedmanson , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 April 2006; (p. 4-5)
Explores, in particular, the collaboration between writer Luke Davies, director Neil Armfield and actor Geoffrey Rush during the transformation of Candy from book to film.
The Candy Man Can: An Author's Journey from Page to Screen Garry Maddox , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 2006; (p. 14)
Back Story 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 May 2006; (p. 10)
A Story of Survival: Meet the Real Candy Garry Maddox , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 June 2006; (p. 7)
Two Sides to the Story : For Peter Lowndes , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : Against Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Out of the Wilderness Comes Grace Bron Sibree , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 2004; (p. 1a)
A Little Light Reading Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 April 1999; (p. 10)
1998 : The Best Young Australian Novelists : Luke Davies Jenny Tabakoff , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 May 1998; (p. 8)
Dream Worlds and Underworlds Marg Henderson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 150 1998; (p. 109-111)

— Review of The Chosen David Ireland 1997 single work novel ; Lambs of God Marele Day 1997 single work novel ; Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Feeling Brand New Ann-Maree Moodie , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , Summer vol. 29 no. 3 1997; (p. 28-30)
Love My Little Heroin Girl Yasmin Boland , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-11 December 1997; (p. 11)
Sniff Today and Die Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 September 1997; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
The Downward Spiral of Drugs and Despair Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 7 September 1997; (p. 26)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Desperate Lives Rosser Street , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 1997; (p. rev 30)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel ; Twins Chris Gregory 1997 selected work short story
Outsider Dealing John Birmingham , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , November vol. 2 no. 10 1997; (p. 13-31)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : For Peter Lowndes , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Two Sides to the Story : Against Christopher Bantick , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 June 2006; (p. 36)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Dream Worlds and Underworlds Marg Henderson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 150 1998; (p. 109-111)

— Review of The Chosen David Ireland 1997 single work novel ; Lambs of God Marele Day 1997 single work novel ; Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Sniff Today and Die Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 September 1997; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
The Downward Spiral of Drugs and Despair Christopher Bantick , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 7 September 1997; (p. 26)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Desperate Lives Rosser Street , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 1997; (p. rev 30)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel ; Twins Chris Gregory 1997 selected work short story
Outsider Dealing John Birmingham , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , November vol. 2 no. 10 1997; (p. 13-31)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
In Love with Heroin and a Heroine Cameron Woodhead , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 December 1997; (p. 10)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Tasting Freedom Katharine England , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 January 1997; (p. 27)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Addictive Genre Jill Jones , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 197 1997-1998; (p. 46)

— Review of Candy Luke Davies 1997 single work novel
Out of the Wilderness Comes Grace Bron Sibree , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 2004; (p. 1a)
The Candymen Can Sophie Tedmanson , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 April 2006; (p. 4-5)
Explores, in particular, the collaboration between writer Luke Davies, director Neil Armfield and actor Geoffrey Rush during the transformation of Candy from book to film.
The Candy Man Can: An Author's Journey from Page to Screen Garry Maddox , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4 May 2006; (p. 14)
Back Story 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 May 2006; (p. 10)
A Story of Survival: Meet the Real Candy Garry Maddox , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 June 2006; (p. 7)
Sydney by the Book Malcolm Knox , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The (Sydney) Magazine , May no. 49 2007; (p. 66-72)
Knox comments on the ways in which Sydney's suburbs have inspired a range of contemporary authors.
You Did Not Read Faulkner! Sophie Cunningham (interviewer), 2008 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 67 no. 2 2008; (p. 110-119)
'Sophie Cunningham talks to Luke Davies about his shifting between forms - and finds his heart still lies with poetry.'
Balancing Act Tony Davis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Author , June vol. 43 no. 2 2011; (p. 24-26)
Most writers lead messy lives filled with myriad jobs that help pay the bills in between the time they send on writing. Tony Davis.
Poetry as Cinema : A Discursive Screening from 1913-2006 John Jenkins , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 135-148)
'Australian cinema began with a confident leap into the future. Charles Tait's The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in Melbourne in 1906, is credited as the world's first narrative feature. Post-Federation years continued to see poetry influence the national imagination, and occasionally inspire cinema on its journey.' (Author's abstract)
A Little Light Reading Angela Bennie , 1999 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 April 1999; (p. 10)
Feeling Brand New Ann-Maree Moodie , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Author , Summer vol. 29 no. 3 1997; (p. 28-30)
1998 : The Best Young Australian Novelists : Luke Davies Jenny Tabakoff , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 May 1998; (p. 8)
Love My Little Heroin Girl Yasmin Boland , 1997 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-11 December 1997; (p. 11)
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