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Summer's gone / Charles Hall
Bib ID 6577949
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Hall, Charles, author
 
Description Witchcliffe, Western Australia : Margaret River Press, 2014 
©2014 
288 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9780987561541 (paperback)
Summary

Charles Hall’s devastatingly honest novel follows the story’s protagonist, Nick, as he revisits one particular steamy and complicated 'summer of love' years after its tragic end. The story begins when Nick’s Uncle Clem gives him the banjo that leads to him forming a folk band with his best friend, Mitch, and two Melbourne sisters, Helen and Alison. Summer’s Gone details Nick’s relationship with Helen and explores the nostalgia of living in Australia in the 1960s. There are romantic affairs, a briefly successful folk band, women’s rights, sexual freedom, discourse around the Vietnam war -- draft dodging and conscription, and other social and political issues that have had far reaching implications for following generations.

Subjects Romance fiction, Australian.  |  Australian fiction.  |  Nineteen sixties -- Fiction.  |  Folk music groups -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Australian

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