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Bitin' back / Vivienne Cleven
Bib ID 2682702
Format BookBook
Author
Cleven, Vivienne, 1968-
 
Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2001 
194 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0702232491
Summary

"When the Blackouts' star player Nevil Dooley wakes one morning to don a frock and 'eyeshada', his mother's idle days at the bingo hall are gone forever. Mystified and clueless, single parent Mavis takes to bush-cunning and fast footwork to unravel the mystery behind this sudden change of face. Funny and cleverly covert, too, this is a truthful rendering of small town prejudice and racist attitudes. Hilarity prevails while desperation builds in the race to save Nevil from the savage consequences of discovery in a town where a career in footy is a young black man's only escape. Neither pig shoots, bust-ups at the Two Dogs, bare-knuckle sessions in the shed or even a police siege can slow the countdown on this human time bomb." - back cover.

Subjects Prejudices -- Australia.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Literature and stories - Authors - Fiction.  |  Race relations - Representation - Literature.  |  Homosexuality.  |  Substance use - Illicit drugs.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction.  |  Humorous fiction.  |  Australia.
Form/genre Australian fiction.  |  Humorous fiction.

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