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  • Author:agent David Malouf
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Preface to the 1998 Anniversary Edition
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  • Author note: Campagnatico/Sydney, May 1997

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    y separately published work icon Johnno : A Novel David Malouf , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1975 Z25348 1975 single work novel (taught in 9 units)

    'Dante and Johnno are unlikely childhood friends, growing up in the bustle of steamy, wartime Brisbane. Later, as teenagers, they learn about love and life amidst the city's pubs and public libraries, backyards and brothels, Moreton Bay figs and tennis parties. As adults, they make the great pilgrimage overseas and maintain an uneasy friendship as they seek to build their lives.

    'An affectionate and bittersweet portrait, Johnno brilliantly recreates the sleazy, tropical half-city that was Brisbane and captures a generation locked in combat with the elusive Australian dream.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin).

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998
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