From one of Australia's favourite actors comes a classic memoir of an Australian childhood in the sixties.
Young Steve was a larrikin, happy-go-lucky, resilient kid, coming of age in a simpler time. Growing up on a farm cut from virgin scrub at the end of a lake, a farm called Stillways, Steve daydreamed about cars and escape. His story is about him heroworshipping his older brother with Brylcreem in his hair; going to school as a young kid with bus money knotted into a hanky and clutching his Globite schoolcase; fighting bullies at school and dreaming about girls; being amazed at the first television in town; remembering where he was when Marilyn Monroe died...
But there's a darker thread running through the story: the father who'd take out his frustrations by savagely belting his young children; a struggling mother who'd do anything to protect her kids; a young boy irrevocably marked by his father's anger.
Endearing, funny, honest and unflinching-this memoir will become an Australian classic.
'Tender and admirable' The Australian
About the Author
One of Australia's favourite actors, Steve Bisley broke into film alongside fellow NIDA graduate Mel Gibson in Mad Max (1979), and soon found himself in regular demand, appearing in films as diverse as A Town like Alice (1981),Highest Honor (1982), Squizzy Taylor, Silver City (1984) and The Big Steal (1990). Bisley has also appeared in many theatre productions as well as starring roles in TV series The Flying Doctors, GP, Police Rescue, the classic Frontline, Water Rats, Stingers, Sea Patrol and East of Everything.