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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 RPM
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'RPM is a coming-of-age novel set in the early 1980s in a Queensland country town. For a group of young people on the cusp of adulthood, music is their bond and their escape. Narrated by Neil, who is working in the local court house, the novel follows his tentative early forays with girls, his attempts at musical greatness with his band and his dreams of leaving the "peanut town" behind. Along with a lively cast of characters such as JD the DJ, Stephen the Mod, Peaches, Jools One and Jools Two, Neil is drawn to returning London-based musician Ray Peter Manning and his record store, RPM. This is a fictional portrait about small-town life, its challenges and youth on the edge of adulthood.'

Source: Queensland Premier's Literary Awards website, http://www.premiers.qld.gov.au/
Sighted: 01/09/2010

Notes

  • Dedication: For Michelle
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2010
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Works about this Work

Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jarrah Moore , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
SoundtracK of a Small Town Kathleen Noonan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 August 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
SoundtracK of a Small Town Kathleen Noonan , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 August 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 6 August 2011; (p. 30)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Jarrah Moore , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 21 August 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; RPM Noel Mengel , 2010 single work novel
Last amended 8 Feb 2013 08:51:07
Settings:
  • Kingaroy area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1980s
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