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Title: Black Jests. "The Mindless Ferocity of Sharks" by Brett D'Arcy. [review]
Authors: Pierce, Peter
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Issue Date: May-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: Pierce, Peter 2003. Black Jests. Review of "The Mindless Ferocity of Sharks" by Brett D'Arcy. 'Australian Book Review', No 251, May, 47.
Series/Report no.: No 251
Abstract: Brett D'Arcy's novel, arrestingly titled "The Mindless Ferocity of Sharks", is one of the most unusual and accomplished to be published in Australia for years. The setting is a decaying town called the Bay on the coast of Western Australia, south of Perth. Its abattoir and tanneries have long since closed. The locals are sufficiently hostile to have fended off development - so far. They endure the summer invasion of the 'townies' who come for the great surfing. During the rest of the year, they enjoy it without interruption.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1218
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 251 - May, 2003

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