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Wild abandon / Emily Bitto.

By: Bitto, Emily.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Crows Nest, New South Wales : Allen & Unwin, 2021Copyright date: ©2021Description: 435 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760879136 (paperback).Subject(s): Tourists -- Fiction | Young men -- Fiction | Male friendship -- Fiction | Australians -- United States -- Fiction | Veterans -- Fiction | Friendship -- Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- FictionGenre/Form: Domestic fiction. DDC classification: A823.4 Summary: In spring of 2011, a young Australian man travels to the USA. It is a quest of sorts, a quest as old as narrative itself: a young man striking out from home in search of experience and culture, which he associates with that talismanic word, America. Beginning in the excessive, uncanny-familiar glamour and plenitude of New York City, Will crashes with expat chef and former nemesis Paul, and his girlfriend Justine, a rising star in the art scene. From here, he embarks on a doomed road trip into the American heartland, where he meets Wayne Gage. This charismatic, fast-living and deeply damaged Vietnam veteran, collector of exotic animals and would-be spirit guide, draws Will towards the dark conclusion of his journey. Wild Abandon is a headlong tumble through the falling world of end-days capitalism, a haunting, hyperreal snapshot of our own strange times and what it means to be a tourist, or indeed a human, within them.
Item type Current location Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Fiction Aramoho Community Library
Fiction Collection (New)
Fiction Collection (New) BITT Coming Soon T00835123
Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Fiction Collection (New)
Fiction Collection (New) BITT Coming Soon T00842107
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A breathtaking new novel from the Stella Prize-winning author of The Strays .

In spring of 2011, a young Australian man travels to the USA. It is a quest of sorts, a quest as old as narrative itself: a young man striking out from home in search of experience and culture, which he associates with that talismanic word, America. Beginning in the excessive, uncanny-familiar glamour and plenitude of New York City, Will crashes with expat chef and former nemesis Paul, and his girlfriend Justine, a rising star in the art scene. From here, he embarks on a doomed road trip into the American heartland, where he meets Wayne Gage. This charismatic, fast-living and deeply damaged Vietnam veteran, collector of exotic animals and would-be spirit guide, draws Will towards the dark conclusion of his journey. Wild Abandon is a headlong tumble through the falling world of end-days capitalism, a haunting, hyperreal snapshot of our own strange times and what it means to be a tourist, or indeed a human, within them.