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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Boys of Summer
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'Boys of Summer is set in the 1950s when American film stars and teenage rock'n'roll idols were beginning to influence Australian culture. It is a coming-of-age account of Tom Krupa's childhood in Sydney's outer western suburbs with his Polish migrant parents. His is a world of backyard adventures, radio serials and comic-book heroes.

Tom is the eye-witness to two seminal incidents, the implications of which reverberate through the novel. Neither is quite as it appears and Tom is confronted with terrors that lie in wait beyond the community and others that lurk within.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • A semi-autobiographical novel.
  • Dedication: To Al Zolynas
  • Epigraph:

    I see the boys of summer in their ruin

    Lay the gold tithings barren.

    -Dylan Thomas

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Simple Complexity of Growing Up Marjorie C. Allison , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 102)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Jesse Shipway , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 123 2010; (p. 60-62)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Age of Dreams and Nightmares Jeremy Fisher , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Bathroom Tiles Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Season of Secrets and Sorrow Kathy Hunt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Familiar Theme of Innocence Destroyed Peter Pierce , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 April 2010; (p. 12)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Season of Secrets and Sorrow Kathy Hunt , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Bathroom Tiles Gillian Dooley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 321 2010; (p. 32)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Age of Dreams and Nightmares Jeremy Fisher , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Jesse Shipway , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 123 2010; (p. 60-62)

— Review of Boys of Summer Peter Skrzynecki , 2010 single work novel
Last amended 21 May 2010 09:46:17
Settings:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • 1950s
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