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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Glass Kingdom
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'Mikey was flailing around, scrabbling at the guy’s shins. Not a bad technique if you’re down. He’s such a skinny little fucker, all veins and bones, Freo shirt about five sizes too big. Then the mark’s girlfriend clocked me. She went pale—her eyes flitted, like everyone’s the first time, to the scar tissue snaking up my throat.

'Ben and his sidekick Mikey work the target-ball stand in a ramshackle carnival travelling the east coast. Ben is trying to put military service behind him and make some money. Mikey—AkA Mekong Delta, Fremantle’s Fifty Cent—just wants to get laid. Their marks are the rednecks wandering sideshow alley in the hope of winning fluffy toys for their girlfriends. Easy money—so long as Mikey keeps his mouth shut. Especially since his tendency to pick fights jeopardises Ben’s meth-dealing operation….Profane and unpredictable, Chris Flynn’s second novel is a breakneck tour of rural Australia’s underbelly.' (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2014 .
      image of person or book cover 5724694369871604983.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 235p.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2014
      ISBN: 9781922148889 (ebook)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Review : The Glass Kingdom Melissa Wilson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , September 2014; (p. 39)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Carnival Character a Tour-de-Force Pacy Look at Rural Life; Wild Times in Carnie Country James Tierney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2014; (p. 32-33) The Canberra Times , 28 June 2014; (p. 26) The Age , 28 June 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Wild Ride Tony Birch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 63)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
[Untitled] 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7 June 2014;

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Verve and Daring Continue in Nihilistic Roller-Coaster Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May - 1 June 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
[Untitled] Emily Laidlaw , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , April vol. 93 no. 4 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Verve and Daring Continue in Nihilistic Roller-Coaster Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 31 May - 1 June 2014; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
[Untitled] 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7 June 2014;

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Wild Ride Tony Birch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 362 2014; (p. 63)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
Carnival Character a Tour-de-Force Pacy Look at Rural Life; Wild Times in Carnie Country James Tierney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 June 2014; (p. 32-33) The Canberra Times , 28 June 2014; (p. 26) The Age , 28 June 2014; (p. 33)

— Review of The Glass Kingdom Chris Flynn , 2014 single work novel
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