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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Killing Richard Dawson
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'"The phone rings. It's Jesus. I listen to him speak and then hang up..."'

In this darkly comic, slow-burn thriller, reality is blurred... nothing can be taken for granted.

A gripping and poignant black comedy about love, friendship, booze, morality, death... and a generation's casual dissatisfaction with modern life. Sometimes, redemption lies in the darkest of places.

"You don't need to die to destroy yourself."'

Killing Richard Dawson is a brilliant fast-paced story with a shocking twist. The reader is sucked into the uni student narrator's inner and outer worlds as he navigates his way, with wit and humour, through the minefields of loss, friendship and unrequited love. Death is the only constant in his life, yet Robin Baker deals with it with an irreverence echoing Evelyn Waugh's classic satire.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Lilian Little
  • Epigraph:

    "One faces the future with one's past." -Paul S. Buck

    "Friendship often ends in love;
    but love in friendship - never." - Charles Caleb Colton

    "I am scared that nothing is real." - Jostein Gaarder

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Seaforth, Manly - Allambie - Curl Curl area, Sydney Northeastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Pantera Press , 2010 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 315p.
      ISBN: 9780980741803 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Men on the Mat Tim Kennedy Hanna , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , August vol. 5 no. 7 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel ; Glissando : A Melodrama David Musgrave , 2010 single work novel ; The Norseman's Song Joel Deane , 2010 single work novel ; Rocks in the Belly Jon Bauer , 2010 single work novel
Grave Take on Satire Greg Hassall , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 June 2010; (p. 10-11)
Death Becomes Them: Macabre Take on Gen Y Venero Armanno , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 June 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Black Comedy Is Hard on Gen Y Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 May 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Untitled B. Owen Baxter , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Untitled B. Owen Baxter , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 89 no. 7 2010; (p. 36)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Black Comedy Is Hard on Gen Y Emma Young , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 May 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Death Becomes Them: Macabre Take on Gen Y Venero Armanno , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 5-6 June 2010; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel
Men on the Mat Tim Kennedy Hanna , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , August vol. 5 no. 7 2010; (p. 18)

— Review of Killing Richard Dawson Robin Baker , 2010 single work novel ; Glissando : A Melodrama David Musgrave , 2010 single work novel ; The Norseman's Song Joel Deane , 2010 single work novel ; Rocks in the Belly Jon Bauer , 2010 single work novel
Grave Take on Satire Greg Hassall , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 June 2010; (p. 10-11)
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