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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 How It Feels
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'An old friend, a best friend, a first love and the dreamer Neil Cronk who connects them all...

'Four schoolfriends are on the verge of adulthood and the next 12 hours will change the course of their lives... Friendships will be broken, virginity lost, love unleashed and secrets buried.

'A decade later, one is dead, one is famous, two are getting married, and the truth is about to erupt.

'Wildly funny, brutal, tender and true, How It Feels is a coming-of-age story set in Sydney's Sutherland Shire with stopovers in Bathurst and London. Brendan Cowell's electrifying debut novel is a devastating ode to youth, capturing the beauty of growing up by the beach, and the darkness which moves beneath its surface. Because this is how it feels.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Bart
  • Epigraph:

    Either you turn your back forever on those who have seen your youth,
    or else you will admit its nakedness, and even shame has some
    sweet melancholy.

    -Patrick White

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Works about this Work

How It Feels Samantha Thomas , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Inscribe , Winter no. 6 2012; (p. 4)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Helene Sobolewski , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 January 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Finding the Words in a Man's World Theo Chapman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 January 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
In Art and Life Paul Landymore (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 46)
Untitled Paul Landymore , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
He Knows How It Feels Bruce McMahon , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 - 31 October 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Reincarnation's Birthing Problems Louise Swinn , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 6 November 2010; (p. 23) The Sydney Morning Herald , 20-21 November 2010; (p. 40)

— Review of Preincarnate Shaun Micallef , 2010 single work novel ; How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Review : Fiction Sue Bond , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 - 14 November 2010; (p. 22)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Paul Landymore , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 38)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Finding the Words in a Man's World Theo Chapman , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 9 January 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of How It Feels Brendan Cowell , 2010 single work novel
Brendan Cowell Tim Elliott , 2010 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 October 2010; (p. 34)
The Bloke Stripped Bare Ian Cuthbertson , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 13-14 November 2010; (p. 25)
Editor's note: 'The local version of lad lit exposes the secret erotic life of the Average Aussie male.'
In Art and Life Paul Landymore (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 90 no. 4 2010; (p. 46)
Last amended 18 Jul 2011 14:20:44
Settings:
  • Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Bathurst, Bathurst area, Bathurst - Orange area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1990s
  • 2000s
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