ISBN 9780747570356,Adult Book

Adult Book


Malcolm Knox



Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9780747570356

ISBN-10 0747570353


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

It is two days since Dr John Brand's death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Peacefully. Someone has lied: there are three sons, and the circumstances of their father's death are suspicious. But the Sydney Test Match is on and Davis' famous brother Chris is batting to save his career while their mother Margaret watches the broadcast from her armchair. Hammett, the unacknowledged third brother, lurks on the edges, banished but not forgotten. Scattered across Sydney, the Brands' lives - and John Brand's funeral - are put on hold for the duration of the game: five days of suspense, silences, revelations, recriminations and redemption. Filtered through the lens of two arenas of masculinity - sport and pornography - Adult Book is at once a poignant story of a family's grief, an artfully constructed thriller and a provocative dissection of men and their private passions