Glitz and glamour, greed and sleaze, fall and redemption. It's all happening on the Gold Coast.
Icarus is a penthouse salesman on the Gold Coast. In his early thirties and at the top of his profession, he revels in the trappings of his success: the luxury apartment at Parthenon Place overlooking the endless rolling surf, the red Mustang convertible, the gorgeous beautician girlfriend. His life couldn't be more perfect - or could it?
This is the story of the rise and fall and redemption of a modern-day Icarus, and is the final word on that strangely unsettling and gloriously tacky place we call the Gold Coast.
Matt Condon's reputation as one of our most original and talented writers was set once and for all with the publication of this novel.
About the Author
Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane in 1962 and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe, was widely reviewed and praised, and was shortlisted for the 1989 NSW State Literary Award for Fiction. Usher (1991) and The Ancient Guild Of Tycoons (1994) were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction (1992 and 1995). A Night At The Pink Poodle (1995) and The Lulu Magnet (1996) won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction in 2008.
Number Of Pages: 282
Published: 1st November 2007
Publisher: Random House Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.24