Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

mother's dayMother's Day is Sunday 13 May. Our Gift Guide is the best place to get gifts for Mum. Visit the Gift Guide Now...

Description - Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

A mother who invented her past, a father who was often absent, a son who wondered if this could really be his family. Richard Glover's favourite dinner party game is called 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?'. It's a game he always thinks he'll win. There was his mother, a deluded snob, who made up large swathes of her past and who ran away with Richard's English teacher, a Tolkien devotee, nudist and stuffed-toy collector. There was his father, a distant alcoholic, who ran through a gamut of wives, yachts and failed dreams. And there was Richard himself, a confused teenager, vulnerable to strange men, trying to find a family he could belong to. As he eventually accepted, the only way to make sense of the present was to go back to the past - but beware of what you might find there. Truth can leave wounds - even if they are only flesh wounds. Part poignant family memoir, part rollicking venture into a 1970s Australia, this is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. The answer: 'No'. There is always something stranger out there. 'Both poignant and wildly entertaining' - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD 'A new classic ... a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy' - THE AUSTRALIAN 'Heartbreaking and hilarious ... I couldn't put it down' - SUN-HERALD 'Engrossing and extremely funny' THE SATURDAY PAPER 'Not since UNRELIABLE MEMOIRS by Clive James has there been a funnier, more poignant portrait of an Australian childhood.' - AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW 'Richard Glover has done the miraculous he's made ordinary family life extraordinarily entertaining' - AUGUSTEN BURROUGHS 'Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful' - Jeanette Winterson

Buy Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780733334320
ISBN-10: 0733334326
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 154mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: ABC Books
Publisher: ABC Books
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

Book Reviews - Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Flesh Wounds book by Richard Glover and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Customers Also Bought

Boomerang Books customers who bought Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover also bought the following titles:

Books By Richard Glover

Murphy on Evidence by Richard Glover
Paperback, June 2017
Mud House by Richard Glover
Paperback, December 2015
Medea. a Tragedy. the Fourth Edition. by Richard Glover
Paperback / softback, May 2010