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'Jade, on the run from her past, arrives on the Gold Coast to forge a new identity and make her fortune. She recruits ′The Dealer′, a croupier with a shady past, to be her grifting partner and they embark on a series of scams targeting fellow swindlers -- Anthony, a self-important businessman, and PJ, an international conman.

Jade creates new selves and lodges herself deeper and deeper into the underbelly of Surfers Paradise. The Dealer soon realises he has more than met his match and wonders what exactly this mysterious, all-consuming femme fatale′s motivations are. Set in the dark shadows of the Gold Coast′s glittering high-rise strip, Atomic City is a wild rollercoaster ride of a story - a neo-noir tale of identity theft, subterfuge and new beginnings.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    For Ellis Kale

  • Epigraph:

    We've all been raised on television to believe

    that one day

    we'd all be millionaires

    and movie gods

    and rock stars.

    But we won't

    -Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2013 .
      person or book cover
      Extent: 1vp.
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      • Published: 1/06/2013
      ISBN: 9780730493723

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Modern Girls Rewrite Scripts of Rebellion Jo Case , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 August 2013; (p. 24)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen , 2013 single work novel ; Just_A_Girl Kirsten Krauth , 2013 single work novel
Review : Atomic City Philip Neilsen , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 22 no. 1 2015; (p. 99)

— Review of Atomic City Sally Breen , 2013 single work novel
Ten Great Australian Beach Reads Set at the Beach Liz Ellison , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 28 December 2018;

— Review of Floundering Romy Ash , 2012 single work novel ; Puberty Blues Kathy Lette , Gabrielle Carey , 1979 single work novel ; Time's Long Ruin : A Novel Stephen Orr , 2008 single work novel ; Breath Tim Winton , 2008 single work novel ; The Empty Beach Peter Corris , 1983 single work novel ; The True Colour of the Sea Robert Drewe , 2018 selected work short story ; Atomic City Sally Breen , 2013 single work novel ; Not Meeting Mr Right Anita Heiss , 2007 single work novel ; After January Nick Earls , 1996 single work novel ; Bluebottle Belinda Castles , 2018 single work novel
Glory and Grime Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6-7 July 2013; (p. 19)
'Experiences add 'attitude' to Sally Breen's stories, writes Fran Metcalf'.
Tales of Tinsel Town and Africa Vie for Book Prize Phil Brown , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier Mail , 28 October 2014; (p. 15)
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