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By Andrew McGahan

Praise is an completely frank and darkly funny novel approximately being younger within the Australia of the Nineteen Nineties. A time whilst the dole was once more uncomplicated to get than a task, while heroin was once higher identified than ecstasy, and while ambition was once the dirtiest of phrases. A time while, for 2 hopeless souls, intercourse and dependence have been the single lifelines.

'McGahan's e-book is a bracing slap within the face to traditional platitudes and hypocrisies.' - The Australian

'Praise is a kind of books that takes a hefty chew out of a section of subject material, chews it to a pulp after which spits it out.' - Peter Craven

'A travel de force... revelation of existence within the sluggish lane of gear and intercourse and alcohol.' - The Weekend Australian

Winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for most sensible First publication within the Pacific area. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Adelaide competition Awards for Literature and the Canada-Australia Literary Award.

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