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Indecent Acts

(2014)
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A glorious exploration of working class consciousness, family ties and tensions, memory, misadventure, and redemption

An extraordinary tour de force of working class fiction, this is a blackly comic, moving tale of real lives, misadventures, and family. Reported entirely by the protagonist, Grace, a semi-literate 40-something mother, the novel is soaked in humor and empathy as we follow her precarious family life. Grace cares for Sean, her grandson, and Vincent, her son, who wants to join the army. She lives in fear that Francis, her drug addict daughter and mother to Sean, will come back and take the boy away from her. In the spirit of The True History of the Kelly Gang by Peter Carey, the book is written in Grace's inimitable patois, with often hilarious and moving effect.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Indecent Acts
Author(s): Nick Brooks
ISBN: 1-908754-45-1 / 978-1-908754-45-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Freight Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Indecent Acts
Author(s): Nick Brooks
Publisher: Freight Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

April 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Indecent Acts
Author(s): Nick Brooks
Publisher: Freight Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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