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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Comrades
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'Sydney University is Australia's pre-eminent finishing school for politicians, and its Students' Representative Council is the nursery where generations of future leaders have cut their first dodgy preference deals and performed their first backstabbings. Comrades is the story of one student President, Eddie O'Hara, and the brutal struggle to replace him. A menagerie of campus lefties and Liberals battle for the spoils, along with one candidate who makes the peculiar decision to campaign dressed as a rooster. Principles are abandoned, loyalties forgotten and party lines crossed until the blood of all the candidates but one soaks the sandstone cloisters of Australia's oldest university.

'And all the while, the decades-old institution itself is under threat from some fully-grown politicians in the Federal Parliament who are determined to drain the lifeblood from political crèches like the Sydney Uni SRC by stripping them of their funding... Comrades is the story of an election that's contested as fiercely as though it were for President of the United States, not Sydney University. It's also an affectionate portrait of student life, with its lofty idealism, constant hedonism and irrepressible humour.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my grandmothers, Clare and Gwen, who worked with students, and my grandfathers, Goff and Harold, who worked with politicians.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House Australia , 2010 .
      Extent: 330p.
      ISBN: 9781863256407 (pbk.), 97817427409 (ebook)

Works about this Work

Inside the Student Politics Bughouse Ellena Savage , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 10 September vol. 20 no. 17 2010;

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Nostalgic Tale of Student Shenanigans Theo Chapman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 10 October 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Campus Capers the Real Thing Louise Crossman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Johannah Fluhrer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 89 no. 9 2010; (p. 33)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Errol, Fidel and the Cuban Rebel Girls Boyd Anderson , 2010 single work novel ; Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21-22 August 2010; (p. 34)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 22 August 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Campus Capers the Real Thing Louise Crossman , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 August 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Comrades Dominic Knight , 2010 single work novel
Knife Lessons Belle Taylor , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 August 2010; (p. 29)
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