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by Serong, Jock

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TitleThe rules of backyard cricket
Author / Responsible partySerong, Jock
GenreSuspense stories
TopicsSuspense stories Brothers -- Fiction. Cricket players -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game. Darren has two big talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the bad-boy variety:one of those men who's always got away with things and just keeps getting. Until the day we meet him, middle aged, in the boot of a car. Gagged, cable-tied, a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave. The Rules of Backyard Cricket is a novel of suspense in the tradition of Peter Temple's Truth. With glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, it observes celebrity, masculinity--humanity--with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive.

Additional Information

System control numberE13045
Original Print PublisherLondon : The Text Publishing Company, 2016.
Narrator NameRupert Degas
Participant or performer noteRupert Degas
Narrators GenderMale narrator