Johnno is the story of a remarkable friendship between two unique characters. Theirs is a relationship strong enough to enure the rigours of time, distance and change. With humour and compassion David Malouf expertly evokes the complex spirits of these characters and the bond they share growing up in the rapidly evolving Brisbane of the forties and fifties.… (more)
I have great comfort from this fellow. Methinks he hath no drowning mark upon him; his complexion is perfect gallows. Stand fast, good Fate, to his hanging! Make the rope of his destiny our cable, for our own doth little advantage. If he be not born to be hanged, our case is miserable. ~ Shakespeare
For Carlo Olivieri
My father was one of the fittest men I have ever known. (Prologue)
He was the class madcap.
Maybe, in the end, even the lies we tell define us. And better, some of them, than our most earnest attempts at the truth.