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The Lazy Boys: A Novel

The Lazy Boys: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

By Shuker, Carl

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Carl Shuker's protagonist, Richard Sauer, heads off to college for no reason other than to escape the stultifying normalcy of his middle-class family in Timaru, New Zealand. He may appear ordinary in his aimlessness, mangling his way through his first year in college, but his bon...ging and banging, his anger and rage, take a brutal turn at an out-of-control dorm party which lands Richey in front of the disciplinary committee with a sexual harassment charge. Dropping out of school before he's thrown out, Richey and his housemates Matt, Nick, and Ursula begin a freefall that forces Richey to face his most destructive desires. Sex, violence, mutilation, and drugs fuel the despair and alienation of these disaffected youth -- those once innocent but now struggle to find the right combination of alcohol and drugs to keep an all-night buzz. Like a punch in the stomach or a sustained cry, Carl Shuker's risky and harrowing first person narrative is as visceral as Fight Club and as brutal as A Clockwork Orange. On the surface Richey's actions are unforgivable, but his unformed and distorted world is immediate and recognizable to a generation brought up in a society indifferent to its own nihilism.
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ISBN 9781593761233
Released NZ 7 Sep 2006
Publisher Counterpoint
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781593761233
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Counterpoint
Imprint Shoemaker & Hoard, Div of Avalon Publishing Group
Released 7 Sep 2006
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Shuker, Carl
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 23mm
Dewey Code FIC
Weight 383g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Nihilism, Apathy, College students - New Zealand, Youth - New Zealand, Apathy
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade