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Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Boyhoodlum
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'A hilarious memoir and a crash-investigator’s report into how not to be a boy. Anson Cameron was born in the Victorian town of Shepparton in 1961, the son of a country lawyer and an English rose. Through the shoeless neighbourhoods and surrounding forests, sipping a Blue Heaven milkshake, shooting at anything that moves, and singing an Irish Rovers song, this boy wends his way smiling and lying and creating chaos in his wake. He joins a peeing club and becomes a tycoon of urine; assassinates the Cisco Kid; keeps a deaf man as an entertainment; starts a war between hags; electrocutes a friend’s mother; and has a Bodgie clubbed by the police before he is seven. His war on schoolteachers means he is forced to cycle home from school dyed a different colour every day. At high school, with a maturing political outlook, he joins a gang of Anglos to fight a war on Wogs. There is hardly a trap of vanity into which he doesn’t fall. With a wry narrator and a cast of rural originals, Boyhoodlum is a clear window into a time and place. It is the story of a family and a town through the eyes of a boy who laughed at them and loved them equally.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2015 .
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      Extent: 304p.
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      • Published 1 September 2015
      ISBN: 9780857985002

Works about this Work

The Young Rascal's Progress Tony Wright , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 31)

— Review of Boyhoodlum Anson Cameron , 2015 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 November 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography ; Boyhoodlum Anson Cameron , 2015 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 November 2015; (p. 27)

— Review of Something for the Pain : A Memoir of the Turf Gerald Murnane , 2015 single work autobiography ; Boyhoodlum Anson Cameron , 2015 single work autobiography
The Young Rascal's Progress Tony Wright , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 31)

— Review of Boyhoodlum Anson Cameron , 2015 single work autobiography
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