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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Hoi Polloi
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'The hilariously compelling memoir that was hailed as an instant classic.

'Hoi Polloi recounts a childhood spent on racetracks and in bars, as the author’s parents struggle to climb the social ladder. It begins in 1968 in the small town of Heritage, New Zealand. Living above the bar of his family’s hotel, the young Craig is exposed to violence, drinking and murky racial politics. His parents, whom Sherborne thinks of as “Winks” and “Heels” in his eccentric personal language, decide to sell the hotel and move to Sydney, Australia – which they imagine as New Zealand’s “England”, a place of boundless wealth, prestige and social opportunities.

'Once in Sydney, the family begins a love affair with the racing scene. Written with extraordinary sympathy and verve, Hoi Polloi is the portrait of an extraordinary childhood – brutal, poignant and unforgettable.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Prequel to Muck.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording and braille.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2005 .
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      Extent: 197p.
      Note/s:
      • On t.p. verso: Many human names and place names have been changed in this work.
      ISBN: 9781863952217, 1863952217
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2011 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published June 2011
      ISBN: 9781863955331

Works about this Work

Untitled Tony Bugeja , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Summer no. 5 2006; (p. 54)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
Under the Skin Lisa Gorton , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Space: New Writing , no. 3 2006; (p. 149-155)

— Review of In My Skin : A Memoir Kate Holden , 2005 single work autobiography ; Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
A History of Violence Carmel Bird , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 2 2006; (p. 210-215)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography ; Necessary Evil : Poems Craig Sherborne , 2006 selected work poetry
Around the World in 80 Books : Oceania Peter Pierce , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 December-10 January vol. 123 no. 6501 2005-2006; (p. 159)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
Blighted by Violence Mary Rose Liverani , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 November 2005; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
The Bend in the Stairs David McCooey , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 274 2005; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
Of Extraordinary Lives Juliette Hughes , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 September 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of In My Skin : A Memoir Kate Holden , 2005 single work autobiography ; Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography ; Layla's Story Vanessa Gorman , 2005 single work autobiography
Noted Luke Davies , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 5 2005; (p. 64)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
Untitled Tim Coronel , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , September vol. 85 no. 3 2005; (p. 69)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
Curtains Up On the Child Self Rosamund Dalziell , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 1 October 2005; (p. 13)

— Review of Hoi Polloi Craig Sherborne , 2005 single work autobiography
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