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The Doubleman - Christopher Koch

Paperback Published: 3rd May 2013
ISBN: 9780732296537
Number Of Pages: 368

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Clive Broderick, guitar-teacher and occultist - The Doubleman of the title of this acclaimed novel - is speaking of power, and of a realm beyond reality. This is a fable of the sixties, when shared belief-systems crumbled, and the spiritual bazaars of today opened up. Christopher Koch's theme is illusion; and all his characters are bound by it. The Rymers are an electric folk group enjoying mounting success in Sydney. Their producer, Richard Miller, came under Broderick's spell during his youth in Tasmania; so did the guitarists Brady and Burr. Now, years after his death, Broderick's presence remains with all three. Through his disciple, Burr, it will lead to nightmare. The Doubleman was winner of the 1985 Miles Franklin Award.

About the Author

Christopher John Koch AO, Australian novelist, was born in Hobart in 1932. He has twice won the Miles Franklin Award. In 1995 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia for contribution to Australian literature.

His novel The Year of Living Dangerously, set in Jakarta during the fall of the Sukarno regime, was made into a film directed by Peter Weir and starring Sigourney Weaver, Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt.The book was loosely inspired by his brother's (Philip Koch) experience as an Australian Journalist in Indonesia during that period.

Intoxicating

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That rarest of books - in which you must read every word else you will miss something. Set in Sydney in the sixties. The background is the folk/rock music scene and the early days of ABC television, but the message is much more than that. Ambition and integrity; can you have both? You be the judge.

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ISBN: 9780732296537
ISBN-10: 0732296536
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 3rd May 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.34

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