David Donald is a simple boy with an amazing bowling arm. He's a spinner who becomes the stuff of legend. His guardian, Uncle Michael, is also a spinner - a great Australian bullshit artist, a shyster and mythmaker.
It's between the wars. It's the glory days of cricket. Together, David and Michael will rout the English and reveal more than a little about the shaping of the Australian psyche.
"The novel's power lies in its ability to make the unbelievable believable. Elliott has crafted a remarkable tale of one boy's incredible journey and a nation desperately looking for something to believe in." --"Albany Advertiser"