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y Bloke single work   novel   thriller   humour  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Jim Bloke's your typical Aussie, sort of. Being an orphan he's done it tough in the past, but he knows how to take care of himself and he has an affinity with life's important things. So when he takes a job as a sea-urchin diver on a stretch of coastal paradise, he's right at home with the morwong, pearl perch and butterfish.

He's less at home with the people - apart from the woman who works as his deckhand - since the industry's crookeder than your average banker. And because Bloke's already done a season in the big gym, he makes a perfect fall guy when things go wrong.

That sends him running again, by a roundabout way into the arms of his real family. But Jim's not sure that's where he wants to be. He wants love and that's hard, he wants his identity and that's even harder.

Bloke is an achingly funny novel about coming to terms with who you are, where you belong, who you love. Jim has a weakness for women that leads him into trouble, and then to salvation.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: for Muns, three stick fire

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2009 .
      3866789332620393100.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 272p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 3 August 2009.
      ISBN: 9780670073672

Works about this Work

Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Sea Bed Marele Day 2009 single work novel ; Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
Writing at the Edge David Gilchrist , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 August 2009; (p. 6-7)
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 August 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Sea Bed Marele Day 2009 single work novel ; Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
A Book a Bloke Can Dive Into Darren Coyne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 August no. 458 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
A Tough Guy Discovers the Past Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 September 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
The Stolen Generations Michael Jacklin , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biblio : A Review of Books , November-December vol. 14 no. 11 & 12 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
Untitled Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 August 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of The Sea Bed Marele Day 2009 single work novel ; Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 August 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Sea Bed Marele Day 2009 single work novel ; Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
A Book a Bloke Can Dive Into Darren Coyne , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 26 August no. 458 2009; (p. 46)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
A Tough Guy Discovers the Past Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 September 2009; (p. 23)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
The Stolen Generations Michael Jacklin , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biblio : A Review of Books , November-December vol. 14 no. 11 & 12 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Bloke Bruce Pascoe 2009 single work novel
Writing at the Edge David Gilchrist , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 August 2009; (p. 6-7)
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