On your recommendation I bought a first edition Tuna, haven't got to reading it yet.easy said:Tuna - kenneth cook
I got excited when i saw this in the ulmarra 2nd hand books.
It was $10, so i figure its hard to come by, but from the bloke wrote 'wake in fright', i wouldve paid $20.
cook makes hemmingway look like the alpha-*smile*stick that he was.
And he understands small town australia better than winton,white or woewodin.
In fact, and i dont say this lightly, in this novel cook does coastal nsw like steinbeck does sth california.
On business transacted in pubs, and aussie racism, Cook is unsurpassed.
This is a great novel. Get your library to find it, and read it in a hammock with a chain of stubbies delivered by your youngest son, if you have one.
I'm reading Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia, a look at how Australian archeology developed and pushed out the accepted length of Aboriginal occupation from a few thousand years to 7000, to 20,000, to 40,000, to the current 65,000, as well as proving connection to Country, that Aussie blackfellas were the first bakers, how their diets changed and more. Well written and fascinating reading into the long and rich history of our land.