McGahan takes Generation X down under, and the results are surprising. Set against the horizon of sea and sand in the remote Cape Don, quirky nihilism seems charming, if misguided. The stage is set for a twenty-something Heart of Darkness: Gordon and Wayne flee Brisbane for the promise of work and the hedonism of isolation--a weather station in a crocodile-infested swamp on a remote spit of land. Every three hours they have to make a weather check, a sure recipe for madness. As the tension mounts, McGahan diffuses it with humor and alcohol. Gordon never faces his dark heart, but he does endure a bad hangover. A refreshing twist, 1988 is not just an anti-Generation X novel but an anti-novel, where all our expectations are funneled into the desert, where they dry up and evaporate.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : USA Hardback
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 0-312-15043-1 / 978-0-312-15043-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St Martins Pr
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Paperback Editions

March 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 0-312-18032-2 / 978-0-312-18032-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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December 1996 : USA Paperback

Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 0-312-29212-0 / 978-0-312-29212-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
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1995 : Australia Paperback
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 1-86373-915-7 / 978-1-86373-915-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 0-655-60585-1 / 978-0-655-60585-0
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 0-655-60651-3 / 978-0-655-60651-2
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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April 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 1-4894-9477-4 / 978-1-4894-9477-1 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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April 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 1-4894-9478-2 / 978-1-4894-9478-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: ABC Audio
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April 2019 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
ISBN: 1-4894-9481-2 / 978-1-4894-9481-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
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April 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: 1988
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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April 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: 1988
Author(s): Andrew McGahan
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK