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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'Ex-boyfriend Jack drives his ex-girlfriend the 1400 kilometres from Sydney to Adelaide in a small car. Maria is going to Adelaide to meet up with her new boyfriend. Jack offers her a lift because their former love relationship is now improperly defined.

Hardly Beach Weather is a road novel of unremitting Australianness: the sheep in the tuckerbag, a lone woman watching for snakes, mutual misinterpretations of city and bush.

Along the way, Jack and Maria are assaulted by stories of love and heartbreak told by strangers in every country town, by shopkeepers, drinkers, hitchhikers; these are tales which bust through motel walls, interrupt the radio cricket and endlessly remind Jack of his and Maria′s failures and shortcomings.

Despite all evidence, Jack maintains hope - and Maria is very, very patient.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 2002 .
      Extent: 330p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 0732264308

Works about this Work

Book Briefs - Modern Australian Classics & Some 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Blast , Winter no. 47 2002; (p. 13)
An Inland Sea of Bronze Aussies Don Anderson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Continental Drift Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 May vol. 120 no. 6326 2002; (p. 68)

— Review of Angel Rock Darren Williams 2002 single work novel ; Judgement Rock Joanna Murray-Smith 2002 single work novel ; A Map of the Gardens : Stories Gillian Mears 2002 selected work short story ; Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel ; Quiros John Toohey 2002 single work novel
Back on Track Down the Road Stella Clarke , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 2002; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Overheard on the backseat Christopher Bantick , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 July 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
The Trouble with Banality David Matthews , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 243 2002; (p. 59)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Smart, Funny Road Tale with a Hole at Its Heart Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 August 2002; (p. 17)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Long Drive with No Relief David Cohen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 September 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
An Inland Sea of Bronze Aussies Don Anderson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Continental Drift Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 28 May vol. 120 no. 6326 2002; (p. 68)

— Review of Angel Rock Darren Williams 2002 single work novel ; Judgement Rock Joanna Murray-Smith 2002 single work novel ; A Map of the Gardens : Stories Gillian Mears 2002 selected work short story ; Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel ; Quiros John Toohey 2002 single work novel
Back on Track Down the Road Stella Clarke , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 June 2002; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Overheard on the backseat Christopher Bantick , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 27 July 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
The Trouble with Banality David Matthews , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 243 2002; (p. 59)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Smart, Funny Road Tale with a Hole at Its Heart Peter Pierce , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 August 2002; (p. 17)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Long Drive with No Relief David Cohen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 9 September 2002; (p. 10)

— Review of Hardly Beach Weather Bernard Cohen 2002 single work novel
Book Briefs - Modern Australian Classics & Some 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Blast , Winter no. 47 2002; (p. 13)
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