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The Resource The Rules of Backyard Cricket

The Rules of Backyard Cricket

Label
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Title
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
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by Jock Serong
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Language
eng
Summary
It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game.Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety—one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps getting.Until the day we meet him, middle aged, in the boot of a car. Gagged, cable-tied, a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave.The Rules of Backyard Cricket is a novel of suspense in the tradition of Peter Temple's Truth. With glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, it observes celebrity, masculinity—humanity—with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive.Jock Serong's most recent novel, On the Java Ridge, a fast-paced political thriller, was published in 2017. His debut novel Quota won the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is nominated for a 2018 Edgar Allan Poe Award and was shortlisted for the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Jock teaches law and writes feature articles in the surfing media and for publications such as The Guardian and Slow Living. He lives with his wife and four children in Port Fairy, Victoria.'The Rules of Backyard Cricket by Jock Serong, while classified as 'crime', is a compelling literary novel dissecting toxic sporting culture and its fallout.' Paddy O'Reilly, Australian Book Review, 2016 Books of the Year'The Rules of Backyard Cricket got the thumbs up from everyone.' Favourite Fiction for 2016, Avenue Bookstore'My favourite reading experience of the year (and I don't even like cricket).' Heather Taylor Johnson, Sydney Morning Herald's Year in Reading'Blow me down if I didn't hang on every word.' Clare Wright, Best Books of 2016, Australian'One of the great novels written about sport...Delicious. It's the top read of the summer.' Stuff NZ'A deeply interesting novel about sibling rivalry, family, masculinity, and the game of cricket...Serong is a talented storyteller, and he brings this unusual world to life.' Booklist
Summary
It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game. Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety: one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps getting. Until the day we meet him, middle aged, in the boot of a car. Gagged, cable-tied, a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave.
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10533633
Cataloging source
ANL
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Serong, Jock
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Mystery
Target audience
adult
Label
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
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Publication
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922253798
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optical disk
Label
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9fcd9d43-ae7a-438c-aff4-24916d0c5b7c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781922253798
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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