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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Nineteen Seventysomething
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'Barry Divola's Nineteen Seventysomething is a requiem for bygone days. In the fictional suburb of Braithwaite, we meet Charlie during the listless weeks of his summer holidays. Against a backdrop of buzzing cicadas, Dragstar bikes, schoolboy rock bands, church youth groups, and Top 40 radio, Barry Divola deftly evokes that awkward, exhilarating journey from childhood to adolescence. Told with humour, poignancy and authenticity, Nineteen Seventysomething marks the familiar stages of teenage awakening - in friendship, desire and love.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my mother and father, and Bert and Dolce.
  • Epigraph:

    And the song said 'Let's be happy,

    I was happy,

    It never made me happy before.

    It asked, 'Do you remember?'

    I remember,

    Remember like it wasn't long ago.

    And the song says 'Don't be lonely'

    It makes me lonely, I hear it and I'm lonely more and more.

    -Yo La Tengo, 'Last Days of Disco'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Mulgrave, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Affirm Press , 2010 .
      Extent: 187p.
      ISBN: 9780980637854
      Series: y separately published work icon Long Story Shorts Affirm Press (publisher), Mulgrave : Affirm Press , 2010- Z1667916 2010- series - publisher short story Long Story Shorts series is an initiative by Affirm Press to publish six individual collections of stories from new and emerging Australian writers. (Source: Publisher's website)
      Number in series: 2

Works about this Work

Long Story Shorts from Affirm Press Tessa Lunney , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 70 no. 3 2011;

— Review of Having Cried Wolf Gretchen Shirm , 2010 selected work short story ; Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel ; Under Stones Bob Franklin , 2010 selected work short story ; Known Unknowns Emmett Stinson , 2010 selected work short story
In Short, It's a Search for the 'Grainy Truth' James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 5 no. 5 2010; (p. 18-19)
Untitled Carol Middleton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 63)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel
Review Ian Barry , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 April 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel
Nostalgia and Dark Comedy for Starters Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel ; Under Stones Bob Franklin , 2010 selected work short story
Untitled Hannah Francis , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 89 no. 6 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel
Making Much of the Short Form Mark Thomas , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 27 March 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel ; Under Stones Bob Franklin , 2010 selected work short story
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 28 March 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel
Nostalgia and Dark Comedy for Starters Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 April 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel ; Under Stones Bob Franklin , 2010 selected work short story
Review Ian Barry , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 - 18 April 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Nineteen Seventysomething Barry Divola , 2010 single work novel
In Short, It's a Search for the 'Grainy Truth' James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 5 no. 5 2010; (p. 18-19)
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