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Candy by Luke Davies

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'There were good times and bad times, but in the beginning there were more good times. When I first met Candy those were the days of juice, when everything was bountiful. Only much later did it all start to seem like sugar and blood, blood and sugar...It's like you're cruising along in a beautiful car on a pleasant country road with the breeze in your hair and the smell of eucalyptus all around you. The horizon is always up there ahead, unfolding towards you, and at first you don't notice the gradual descent, or the way the atmosphere thickens. Bit by bit the gradient gets steeper, and before you realise you have no brakes, you're going pretty fucking fast.'..Candy is a love story. It is also a novel about addiction. From the heady narcissism of the narrator's first days with his new lover, Candy, and the relative innocence of their shared habit, Candy charts their decline. Candy becomes a prostitute, the narrator becomes a scam artist, and smack becomes the total and only focus of their lives. But this is not just another junkie novel: Davies is a very fine writer and Candy is confronting, painful, sexy, tender and at times darkly hilarious. A remarkable novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781741148688
ISBN-10: 1741148685
Format: Paperback
(195mm x 130mm x 25mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Luke Davies

Luke Davies is the author of two novels, the cult bestseller Candy and Isabelle the Navigator, as well as four books of poetry, including Running with Light, winner of the Judith Wright Poetry Prize and Totem, which won the Age Book of the Year Award in 2004.

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