Adult Book

Adult Book

3.44 (18 ratings by Goodreads)
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It is two days since Dr John Brand's death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Peacefully. Someone has lied: there are three sons, and the circumstances of their father's death are suspicious. But the Sydney Test Match is on and Davis' famous brother Chris is batting to save his career while their mother Margaret watches the broadcast from her armchair. Hammett, the unacknowledged third brother, lurks on the edges, banished but not forgotten. Scattered across Sydney, the Brands' lives - and John Brand's funeral - are put on hold for the duration of the game: five days of suspense, silences, revelations, recriminations and redemption. Filtered through the lens of two arenas of masculinity - sport and pornography - "Adult Book" is at once a poignant story of a family's grief, an artfully constructed thriller and a provocative dissection of men and their private passions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134 x 210 x 32mm | 439.99g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747570353
  • 9780747570356

About Malcolm Knox

Malcolm Knox was born in Sydney in 1966. He was chief cricket correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald for three years and has written on cricket for several publications around the world. He is now the literary editor for the Sydney Morning Herald. His first novel Summerland was published in the UK by Picador to widespread acclaim. He lives in Sydney.show more

Review quote

'Sex and sport is what it boils down to in the end... Good plot, well-developed characters and Knox knows his cricket. Fair catch.' Qantas Magazine 'Knox's great strength is his ability to get beneath the surface of his characters, into the dark, private recesses of their minds. Reveals the Australian male at his best and worst.' Weekend Australian 'A dark, exacting triumph.' Newsweek 'A finely wrought family drama.' Sunday Telegraph, Sydneyshow more

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18 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 17% (3)
4 33% (6)
3 33% (6)
2 11% (2)
1 6% (1)
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