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y separately published work icon Boy On A Wire single work   novel  
Is part of One Boy's Journey to Man Jon Doust , 2009 series - author novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Boy On A Wire
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'In the boarding house it doesn't matter who hit you first, or if they miss-hit, you have to get them back. It's kid against kid, dog against dog. We all have rabies. We all have pinks disease. We're all foaming at the mouth. Tit for tat, the strong rule the weak, the weak cry. Only those who can find the mean streak in them survive. I'm a survivor. Briggsy taught me that. If you're weak, unspeakable things happen to you. The bastards won't get me.

It is the 1960s in Perth, Western Australia. For Thomas Muir - cool and steady - life is a thing that goes on outside him. But for his brother, hot-headed Jack - believer in honesty and justice - life must be wrestled to be understood.

Jack Muir's years of survival and his coming of age in a boys' boarding school are sharply revealed in this dislocated memoir. Jack's story is funny and raw. It will strike a nerve in those who were there - and in anyone who has ever asked how it is that one becomes a man.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this book to all those boys who carried their scars into manhood.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 236p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Note/s:
      • Includes contents page.
      • Includes a 'Where they are now' section.
      ISBN: 9781921361456 (pbk.)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 240 p.p.
      ISBN: 9781925815245 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Non-Fiction Books Terry Oberg , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 April 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Les Strong , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 23 no. 1 2009; (p. 56-57)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Erin Ritchie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Newsletter of the Australian Centre for Youth Literature , May no. 1 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Non Fiction Fiona Capp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 4 July 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18-19 April 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Jo Case , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 32)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Untitled Michael Middleton , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , May vol. 30 no. 5 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Carrying a School Boy's Scars into Manhood Peter Pierce , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 May 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Well Read Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 23 May 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of The Book of Emmett Deborah Forster , 2009 single work novel ; Boy On A Wire Jon Doust , 2009 single work novel
Last amended 3 Oct 2018 08:12:35
Settings:
  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • Western Australia,
  • Country towns,
  • 1960s
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