Praise

Andrew McGahan


Praise is an completely frank and darkly funny novel approximately being younger within the Australia of the Nineteen Nineties. A time while the dole was once more straightforward to get than a task, whilst heroin was once greater identified than ecstasy, and whilst ambition used to be the dirtiest of phrases. A time while, for 2 hopeless souls, intercourse and dependence have been the single lifelines.

'McGahan's publication is a bracing slap within the face to standard platitudes and hypocrisies.' - The Australian

'Praise is a kind of books that takes a hefty chew out of a bit of material, chews it to a pulp after which spits it out.' - Peter Craven

'A journey de force... revelation of lifestyles within the gradual lane of gear and intercourse and alcohol.' - The Weekend Australian

Winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for most sensible First ebook within the Pacific quarter. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Adelaide competition Awards for Literature and the Canada-Australia Literary Award.

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