The Pillars

The Pillars

by Peter Polites

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 23/07/2019

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A thrilling new novel from the author of critically acclaimed Down The Hume.

Don't worry about the housing bubble, she would say. Don't worry about the fact that you will never be able to afford a home. Worry about the day after. That's when they will all come, with their black shirts and bayonets, and then you will see the drowned bodies and slit necks. And I would stand there and say, But Mum, I'm ten years old.

Working as a writer hasn't granted Panos the financial success he once imagined, but lobbying against a mosque being built across the road from his home (and the occasional meth-fuelled orgy) helps to pass the time. He's also found himself a gig ghostwriting for a wealthy property developer. The pay cheque alone is enough for him to turn a blind eye to some dodgy dealings - at least for the time being.

In a world full of flashy consumerism and aspiration, can Panos really escape his lot in life? And does he really want to?

A novel of dark desires and moral gray areas, The Pillars is an extraordinary new novel from one of Australia's most exciting contemporary voices.

ISBN:
9780733640186
9780733640186
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
23-07-2019
Publisher:
Hachette Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
272
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Weight:
0.3kg
Peter Polites

Peter Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney. As part of the Sweatshop writers collective, Peter has written and performed pieces all over Australia.

Alongside SMH Best Young Novelists Luke Carman and Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Polites wrote and performed Three Jerks a spoken word piece about the Cronulla riots to sellout crowds in Sydney and Melbourne.

He has recently been commissioned to write a play about the migrant experience in Western Sydney for Sydney Festival, to be performed in 2017. Down The Hume is his first novel.

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