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Strange Country

Strange Country

(2008)
Travels in a Very Different Australia
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"This book is about the people I met as I crisscrossed Australia by train and plane and L-plated car: the undefeated dreamers and wild-hearted romantics, the obsessed hobbyists and beautiful failures. It is about heroes and legends, illusions, delusions and hope, and one or two men with shit for brains who ought to be locked up."

As anyone who's ever read Mark Dapin's column and features in Good Weekend knows, he's an immensely funny, acute and vivid observer of Australian life. In Strange Country, he takes us on a journey through a very different Australia - a country that's eccentric, puzzling, big-hearted, small-minded, nostalgic and sometimes just plain mad.

From the last travelling boxing tent to feral urban sewer rats to Vietnam Veteran bikies and the annual Parkes Elvis Festival, his writing illuminates the stranger side of Australian life in a travel book like no other.

 
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Strange Country: Travels in a Very Different Australia
Author(s): Mark Dapin
ISBN: 1-4050-3872-1 / 978-1-4050-3872-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Strange Country
Author(s): Mark Dapin
Publisher: Macmillan Australia
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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