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Candy, Luke Davies

Label
Candy
Title
Candy
Statement of responsibility
Luke Davies
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'There were good times and bad times, but in the beginning there were more good times. When I first met Candy those were the days of juice, when everything was bountiful. Only much later did it all start to seem like sugar and blood, blood and sugar. . . It's like you're cruising along in a beautiful car on a pleasant country road with the breeze in your hair and the smell of eucalyptus all around you. The horizon is always up there ahead, unfolding towards you, and at first you don't notice the gradual descent, or the way the atmosphere thickens. Bit by bit the gradient gets steeper, and before you realise you have no brakes, you're going pretty fucking fast.'Candy is a love story. It is also a novel about addiction. From the heady narcissism of the narrator's first days with his new lover, Candy, and the relative innocence of their shared habit, Candy charts their decline. Candy becomes a prostitute, the narrator becomes a scam artist, and smack becomes the total and only focus of their lives. But this is not just another junkie novel: Davies is a very fine writer and Candy is confronting, painful, sexy, tender and at times darkly hilarious. A remarkable novel
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Luke
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Drug abuse
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Heroin
  • Prostitution
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Candy, Luke Davies
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: St. Leonards, N.S.W. , 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040155743
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781741148688
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)156607479
Label
Candy, Luke Davies
Publication
Note
Previously published: St. Leonards, N.S.W. , 1997
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000040155743
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9781741148688
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)156607479

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