Wake In Fright

Wake In Fright

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Introduced by Peter Temple The controller stood back. 'Right,' he said. 'Spin 'em!' The man flipped the piece of wood and the coins spun up into the air above his head and dropped down on to the carpet. There was silence. Wake in Fright tells the tale of John Grant's journey into an alcoholic, sexual and spiritual nightmare. It is the original and the greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers. www.textclassics.com.aushow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Text Publishing Co
  • Text Classics
  • Melbourne, Australia
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1921922168
  • 9781921922169
  • 22,743

About Kenneth Cook

Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney. Wake in Fright, which drew on his time as a journalist in Broken Hill, was first published in 1961 when Cook was thirty-two. It was published in England and America, translated into several languages, and a prescribed text in schools. Cook wrote twenty-one books in a variety of genres, and was well known in film circles as a scriptwriter and independent film-maker. He died in 1987 at the age of fifty-seven.show more

Review quote

'A true dark classic of Australian literature.' - J. M. Coetzeeshow more

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