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Couple of Things Before the End: Stories, O'beirne,  Sean
Couple of Things Before the End: Stories
Sean O'beirne

Paperback / softback $27.99 - Black Inc.
Fiction - Published: 4/Feb/2020 - ISBN: 9781760641283

A woman on a passenger ship in 1958 gets involved with a young, wild Barry Humphries. A man looks back to the 1970s and his time as a member of Australia's least competent scout troop. In 1988, a teenage boy recalls his sexual initiation, out on the tanbark. In 2015, two sisters text in Kmart about how to manage their irascible, isolated mum. Then, in the near future, a racist demagogue addresses the press the day after his electoral triumph. Outstandingly original, bitingly satirical and written in a remarkable range of voices, A Couple of Things Before the End is a powerful vision of where we are - and where we may be headed.

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