Flesh Wounds

Author(s): Richard Glover

Biographies / Memoirs

Richard Glover's favourite dinner-party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds.Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780733334320
  • : ABC Books
  • : Abc Books
  • : September 2015
  • : 210mm X 154mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : September 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : en
  • : en
  • : Richard Glover
  • : Richard Glover
  • : 915
  • : 915
  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 304
  • : 304