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Depicting the full spectrum of adolescent alienation, this engaging, coming-of-age narrative is a humorous blend of novel and memoir.

A sensitive, quick-witted boy from a small town, Jack Muir adores his mother, yearns for affection from his father, and lives in the shadow of his accomplished brother. Sent to a boarding school at a young age, Jack must quickly decide what sort of person he will be, the type that succumbs to the pressure of bullies and the school system or the type that fights back, using clever banter and intellect to get by.

With a unique and authentic voice, this darkly humorous tale portrays the road to depression as seen through the naivety of youth.

My brother's fistp. 7
My brother's headp. 12
One final spit before Grammar Schoolp. 16
The cupboard on the wallp. 23
Grammar Schoolp. 27
Short sheetp. 37
Wankersp. 45
The woodheapp. 51
A vacuum in the brainp. 60
The new boyp. 66
Jonesy hits the roadp. 76
Tamas Nemetp. 83
The Fezp. 90
The Ice-cream Eating Champion of the Worldp. 97
The firep. 105
Briggsyp. 114
A grommet in the surfp. 123
Cry-babyp. 130
A cavity in the brainp. 136
Hallowed be thy namep. 139
Chopped liverp. 146
Spitp. 151
Melting moment in a house of prayerp. 157
Sackp. 161
The Honourable the Premierp. 164
Naked wrestlingp. 170
Atticusp. 173
All locked upp. 177
How co be a manp. 182
Sherryp. 184
Return of the Flashmanp. 187
Lollies from a strangerp. 193
The old man and the seap. 196
A real man racks his canep. 199
James Lock refuses to bendp. 204
Fuck rushp. 208
Eggsp. 214
Avenging herop. 219
Thomasp. 224
The last reportp. 230
Where they are nowp. 235
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ISBN: 9781921361456
ISBN-10: 192136145X
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 30th March 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1