Black Rock White City

Black Rock White City

by A. S. Patric

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/04/2015

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Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love.

During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan’s cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children.

Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia’s suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as they try to reclaim their dreams. It is a breathtaking roar of energy that explores the immigrant experience with ferocity, beauty and humour.

ISBN:
9781921924835
9781921924835
Category:
Fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-04-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Transit Lounge Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
248
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
'What impresses first about A.S. Patric's novel is the assuredness of the writing, his accomplished and confident language. But what is most moving is the humanity of his story, the vividness and truth of his characters' emotional worlds. Black Rock White City is a bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down.' - Christos Tsiolkas
A. S. Patric

A.S. Patrić is the award winning author of Las Vegas for Vegans, published in 2012 by Transit Lounge. Las Vegas for Vegans was shortlisted for the 2013 Queensland Literary Awards’ Steele Rudd Prize. He is also the author of Bruno Kramzer and The Rattler & other stories.

In 2016 A.S. Patrić received the Miles Franklin Literary Award for his novel, Black Rock White City

Alec lives in bayside Melbourne and is a St Kilda bookseller.

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