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In Stephen Sewell's apocalyptic thriller, Mick, an English backpacker, is heading North for the sun, the sex and the chance of making his fortune on the prawn trawlers plying the gulf. When he hitches a ride with the enigmatic Dan, a man with his hand on the wheel and his eye on the rear vision mirror, he isn't quite sure what he's letting himself in for, but he came to Australia looking for adventure. Well, he wouldn't be standing on a back road with his thumb out if he didn't. Only Dan is something else, from a place Mick never even dreamed of, and as the pair thread their way through the torn, broken landscape, in a spiral of escalating violence, he teaches Mick lessons he never wanted to learn, and shows him parts of himself he'd rather never more

Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 27.94mm | 385.55g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Victory Books
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • 0522858465
  • 9780522858464
  • 1,710,915

About Stephen Sewell

Stephen Sewell is the author of the novelisation of Animal Kingdom, the screenwriter of the multi-award winning film The Boys, and has won numerous awards for his plays including Three Furies. He was also the script editor on the film more

Review quote

"Sewell has created an intriguing addition to the film. The novel rides high on the screenplay's sharp, suggestive dialogue, and the story tears along at breakneck pace." Cameron Woodhead, the "Age," on "Animal Kingdom""show more

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"Stephen Sewell's Babylon moves with the assurance and suspense of a dark road movie...Babylon is fuelled by the unvarnished anger that makes Sewell shine as a playwright. A character-driven night journey, this particular road to hell is as paved with Camus's The Outsider as it is the novels of Cormac McCarthy. It's high-octane psychological suspense, with a sequel due." The Age, August 27, 2011 - The Age, August 27, 2011 "...a powerful and deeply disturbing tale..." The Advertiser, August 20, 2011 "...a tightly written literary crime novel." Bookseller+Publisher, August to October 2011show more
by Stephen Sewell
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