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Macmillan, May 15, 1998 - Fiction - 279 pages

The Bukowski-inspired first novel that made McGahan a cult bestseller Down Under, "Praise" is urgent, raw, and piercingly truthful, as it explores the ground between dreams and the self-destruction of an entire generation. A sequel to McGahan's "1988".

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User Review  - MiaCulpa - LibraryThing

Having known the woman the lead female character is based on, I could not but read "Praise". The rambling story focusses on an unemployed man drinking and taking drugs while living in a particularly ... Read full review


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Nothing life-affirming here—this prize-winning Australian first novel, straightforward and effective, immerses us in the drugs, sex, and general ennui of slackers Down Under. Young Gordon, having ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Andrew McGahan is the author of Praise, which won the prestigous Vogel Award and became a cult bestseller down under. McGahan lives in his native Queensland, Australia.

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