Charlie Bloome wants to be a writer. Twenty-three years old, he is studying literature and living with his gamine partner, Alice - 'Lootie' - who plans to be a teacher and is less than supportive of Charlie's dreams.
Into their lives comes the flamboyant Sebastian Chanteleer, an ageing but internationally acclaimed children's writer. Upon meeting, Lootie and Chanteleer establish an immediate bond. As the children's writer makes his presence felt in the younger couple's lives, Charlie struggles to come to terms with his own past and identity, and with what is happening to Lootie.
Does Charlie have what it takes to be a writer? Does Chanteleer represent the best or worst a writer can be? And what happens to those caught up in a writer's world? Gary Crew has crafted a compelling and superbly written study of passions and ambitions, and an insider's look at the creative process and the foibles and delusions of those who practise it.
About the Author
Gary Crew has written over fifty books for children and young adults and won many awards, both internationally and in Australia (including the Australian Children's Book Council Book of the Year four times) and both the NSW and Victorian Premier's Award for Children's Literature. He lives with his wife, Christine, on their property in Maleny in Queensland. Gary is Assicate Professor (Creative Writing) at the University of the Sunshine Coast.
Number Of Pages: 233
Published: 1st September 2009
Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.5 x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.252