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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Sushi Central
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"Go out. Take a pill. Meet a boy. Dance. Recover. Repeat. Calvin is sixteen and out of control. Experienced but naïve, he and his friends feel disconnected from their safe, suburban world of private schools and four-wheel drives. They inhabit a world of their own design - a world of saccharine club anthems, where fun comes by the milligram and fashion is all that counts. Then Calvin meets Anthony, and the two boys form an obsessive bond. But as Calvin deals with the confusion of first love, he discovers pictures of Anthony on a website, and is drawn into a world more adult than he could have imagined. Sushi Central is a subversive black comedy about teen angst pushed to its final, self-destructive extremes. It is about the identities we create for ourselves, the fragile, impulsive nature of youth, and the fear of growing old." (Publisher's blurb)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      MTV Books ; Pocket Books ,
      2005 .
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      Alternative title: Dance, Recover, Repeat
      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 9781416503422

Works about this Work

Gay Subversion : Young Men Seeking Safety in Heterotopic Spaces Peter Mountney , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , vol. 23 no. 1 2015; (p. 53-72)

"This article examines the ways the gay protagonists in three Young Adult novels—Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates (2003), A Time Before Me by Michael Peronne (2005) and Sushi Central by Alasdair Duncan (2003)—and in two films— Prayers for Bobby (2009) and Geography Club (2013)—seek safety in heterotopic spaces. It is argued that heterotopias can provide safe spaces for the expression of same-sex desire among males, subverting the constraints of hegemonic masculinity and the large spatial sites in which they operate." (Source: introduction)

Untitled Geoff Parkes , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , February no. 21 2004;

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Unchartered Territory Grant Kennett , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Dotlit : The Online Journal of Creative Writing , November vol. 4 no. 2 2003;

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Peter Muntz , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 83 no. 4 2003; (p. 35)

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Howard Miracle : Interviews from The 7.30 Report John Clarke , 2003 selected work screenplay ; Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
His Angst Natalie Gregg , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 September 2003; (p. 8)

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Michael McGirr , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel ; Love Begins with an A Jeana Vithoulkas , 2003 single work novel ; The Boy Julian Davies , 2003 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of The Howard Miracle : Interviews from The 7.30 Report John Clarke , 2003 selected work screenplay ; Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Peter Muntz , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , October vol. 83 no. 4 2003; (p. 35)

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Untitled Geoff Parkes , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , February no. 21 2004;

— Review of Sushi Central Alasdair Duncan , 2003 single work novel
Way With Words Ben Groundwater , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 7 - 13 May no. 442 2003; (p. 13)
Gay Subversion : Young Men Seeking Safety in Heterotopic Spaces Peter Mountney , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , vol. 23 no. 1 2015; (p. 53-72)

"This article examines the ways the gay protagonists in three Young Adult novels—Leave Myself Behind by Bart Yates (2003), A Time Before Me by Michael Peronne (2005) and Sushi Central by Alasdair Duncan (2003)—and in two films— Prayers for Bobby (2009) and Geography Club (2013)—seek safety in heterotopic spaces. It is argued that heterotopias can provide safe spaces for the expression of same-sex desire among males, subverting the constraints of hegemonic masculinity and the large spatial sites in which they operate." (Source: introduction)

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