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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 The Curtain Raiser
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'Everyone, it seems to Dominic Rye, has something unique to get them through life. For his best mate Spiros, it's fiery Greek origins and the prospect of inheriting a fish 'n' chips empire. De Salla's got animal magnetism and girls queuing up; Simmo could win the Indy 500 with his mum's station wagon; and Barry over the road's got his jam-jar washing business and that grandma with the bristly chin. Dominic, however, has never had a real driving force. Except for his half-hearted dream to be the warm-up act for the comedian Skinny Larry down at The Three Crowns...but that's not much of an ambition, is it? Sometimes, though, all it takes to carry us through life is a wisp of ambition. Those occasional tiny rewards, and that elusive light at the end of the tunnel... in the end, it's what we're all living for.' (Libraries Australia record).

Notes

  • Dedication: For my brother David, who has always told the jokes in my family.
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Flamingo , 1998 .
      Extent: 285p.
      ISBN: 0732259371 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Terminal Laughter Deborah Hope , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 June 1998; (p. 13)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
Up to Her Tricks Again Tegan Bennett Daylight , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1998; (p. 11)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 June 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 June 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
Up to Her Tricks Again Tegan Bennett Daylight , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13 June 1998; (p. 11)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
Terminal Laughter Deborah Hope , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 June 1998; (p. 13)

— Review of The Curtain Raiser Clare Mendes , 1998 single work novel
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