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Too Much Lip

Too Much Lip
 

Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780702259968
Barcode 9780702259968
Published 30 July 2018 by University of Queensland Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, None ed.
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Author(s) By Lucashenko, Melissa
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ISBN-13 9780702259968
ISBN-10 0702259969
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (on backorder); allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Imprint University of Queensland Press
Publication Date 30 July 2018
International Publication Date 1 November 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, None ed.
Edition None ed.
Author(s) By Lucashenko, Melissa
Category Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 328
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 227mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 425g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Criminals - Fiction, Grandfathers - Fiction, Australian fiction, Australian fiction, Criminals
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code A823.4
Catalogue Code 929349

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Too much lip, her old problem from way back. And the older she got, the harder it seemed to get to swallow her opinions. The avalanche of bullshit in the world would drown her if she let it; the least she could do was raise her voice in anger. Wise-cracking Kerry Salter has spent a lifetime avoiding two things - her hometown and prison. But now her Pop is dying and she's an inch away from the lockup, so she takes a Harley and heads south to Durrongo. Kerry's plan is to spend twenty-four hours, tops, over the border. She quickly discovers, though, that Bundjalung country has a funny way of grabbing on to people. Old family wounds open as the Salters battle to stop the development of their beloved river. And the unexpected arrival on the scene of a good-looking dugai fella intent on loving her up only adds more trouble - but then trouble is Kerry's middle name. Gritty and darkly hilarious, Too Much Lip offers redemption and forgiveness where none seems possible.

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Author's Bio

Melissa Lucashenko is a Goorie author of Bundjalung and European heritage. She has been publishing books with UQP since 1997, with her first novel, Steam Pigs, winning the Dobbie Literary Award and shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards and regional Commonwealth Writers' Prize. Hard Yards (1999) was shortlisted for the Courier-Mail Book of the Year and the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, and Mullumbimby (2013) won the Queensland Literary Award and was longlisted for the Stella Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Kibble Literary Award. She has also written two novels for teenagers, Killing Darcy (UQP, 1998) and Too Flash (IAD Press, 2002). In 2013 Melissa won the inaugural long-form Walkley Award for her Griffith REVIEW essay 'Sinking Below Sight- Down and Out in Brisbane and Logan'.

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