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The Town - Shaun Prescott

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Published: 1st August 2017
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With this long-awaited and utterly unique debut novel, Shaun Prescott announces himself as a compelling new voice. The Town is magnetic, revealing the true depth of Australia: the good, the bad, and the captivatingly ugly.

Community radio host Ciara receives dozens of unmarked cassette recordings every week and broadcasts them to a listenership of none. Ex-musician Tom drives an impractical bus that no one ever boards. Publican Jenny runs a hotel that has no patrons. Rick wanders the aisles of the Woolworths every day in an attempt to blunt the disappointment of adulthood.

In a town of innumerable petrol stations, labyrinthine cul-de-sac streets, two competing shopping plazas, and ubiquitous drive-thru franchises, where are these people likely to find the truth about their collective past – and can they do so before the town completely disappears?

Shaun Prescott’s debut novel The Town follows an unnamed narrator’s efforts to complete a book about disappeared towns in the Central West of New South Wales. Set in a yet-to-disappear town in the region a town believed by its inhabitants to have no history at all the novel traces its characters’ attempts to carve their own identities in a place that is both unyielding and teetering on the edge of oblivion.

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So clever and innovative

5

An incredibly accurate depiction of small-town Australian life, whilst being so real it manages to be so unreal. Just a very well written, clever book. Can read it countless times and still discover new aspects to it.

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Unexpected, characters I loved, a must read.

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Melbourne

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The best!

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This books was so interesting! Not at all what I expected. Will be excited to see what the author does next-will be very exciting!!!!

Melbourne

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Couldn't put it down!

5

Super engaging and unique read. Was gifted this by a friend who told me it would be right up my alley and she was so right!

Sydney

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an extraordinary work of contemporary literature

5

this book should go global – it should be read by people everywhere, as it presents an Australia we all secretly know exists, but its subject matter and themes are also truly universal

Melbourne

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Compelling - worth a re-read

5

New and interesting, a book unlike another currently available

Adelaide

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Compelling and thoroughly enjoyable

5

Really riveting musing on Australian culture, highly relevant and really well written. Recommended reading.

Perth

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10/10 would recommend

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Great read.

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The Town

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ISBN: 9780994606822
ISBN-10: 0994606826
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st August 2017
Publisher: The Lifted Brow
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.5