The Secret Life of the Gold Coast

The Secret Life of the Gold Coast

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The Gold Coast- City of the Future; metropolis of dreams. In less than fifty years a tiny holiday town of fibro shacks and mangrove swamps has grown to become a city of almost a million people and an embodiment of our unquenchable lust for surf, sun and sand. Set against a backdrop of marina developments for the near-dead, a rampant drug culture, the underground porn industry and the anarchy of schoolies week, The Secret Life of the Gold Coast is a disturbing but often comical expose that trawls the underbelly of Gold Coast life while pondering the elusive nature of Paradise and the unexpected consequences of our desires.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 152 x 197 x 24.89mm
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • English
  • Main
  • 0522864341
  • 9780522864342

About Brendan Shanahan

Brendan Shanahan is a writer based in Sydney and Las Vegas. He writes regularly for various publications internationally and is the author of Mr Snack and The Lady Water (2013), The Secret Life of the Gold Coast (2004) and In Turkey I am Beautiful (2008). The latter was described as laugh out loud funny by the Sydney Morning Herald, named one of the best travel books ever by the Sun Herald and listed in the year s 10 best non-fiction works by ABC Radio National.show more

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