The Delinquents (English and Spanish Edition)

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MOST GREAT LOVERS IF THEY LIVED TODAY WOULD BE CONSIDERED JUVENILE DELINQUENTS. AND SO IT IS WITH BROWNIE AND LOLA, TWO DISPLACED TEENAGERS WHO FIND THEIR HOMES IN EACH OTHER. BUT IN BRISBANE IN THE FIFTIES, THE AGE OF PONY TAILS, ROCK N ROLL AND BACKSTREET ABORTIONS, THOSE WHO GO THEIR OWN WAY ARE NOT REBELS BUT DELINQUENTS. IN THE EYES OF THE WORLD - THAT IS, OF THEIR MOTHERS, WELFARE AND THE COPS - THEY ARE UNPREPARED FOR ADULT RESPONSIBILITIES. DESPITE OUTSIDERS' ATTEMPTS TO SEPARATE THEM, THEY PROVE THEMSELVES CAPABLE OF SURVIVING IN A WORLD TO WHICH THEY GIVE A LOVE AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IS SELDOM RETURNED. 14/08/89 PROD LAUNCH 16/8/89 AGREED--25000X21.2X$2.99(15000X26P). SUB-10000. 'A' FORMAT. 208PP. OFFSET AUST. EDN. NEW COVER. MAX BULK.

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DEIRDRE CASH (writing as Criena Rohan) was born in Melbourne in 1924. Her first novel, The Delinquents, was written when the author was hospitalized for four months with suspected tuberculosis. The novel was published in London in 1962, to acclaim. It was made into a cult film, starring Kylie Minogue, in 1989.
Eventually diagnosed with cancer, Cash wrote her second novel, Down by the Dockside (1963), while in and out of hospital. Deirdre Cash died in Melbourne in 1963, aged thirty-eight.

NICK EARLS is the author of thirteen novels for adults and teenagers, three collections of short fiction and the Word Hunters series for children. Most of his books are set in or near Brisbane. Five of his novels have been adapted for theatre and two have become feature films.

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