A.S. Patric Black Rock White City

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Black Rock White City

 
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Black Rock White City is a novel about the damages of war, the limits of choice, and the hope of love. During a hot Melbourne summer Jovan's cleaning work at a bayside hospital is disrupted by acts of graffiti and violence becoming increasingly malevolent. For Jovan the mysterious words that must be cleaned away dislodge the poetry of the past. He and his wife Suzana were forced to flee Sarajevo and the death of their children. Intensely human, yet majestic in its moral vision, Black Rock White City is an essential story of Australia's suburbs now, of displacement and immediate threat, and the unexpected responses of two refugees as they try to reclaim their dreams. It is a breathtaking roar of energy that explores the immigrant experience with ferocity, beauty and humour.'What impresses first about A.S. Patric's novel is the assuredness of the writing, his accomplished and confident language. But what is most moving is the humanity of his story, the vividness and truth of his characters' emotional worlds. Black Rock White City is a bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down.'-Christos Tsiolkas.

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-A bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down.-
--Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap
-Patric is a masterful writer . . . I will carry this book on and on.-
--Ashley Hay, The Australian
-Formally rigorous and emotionally powerful, [Patric's] new novel can only add to his stature as one of the most fascinating writers in this part of the world-
--Owen Richardson, Sidney Morning Herald
-A fresh and powerful exploration of the immigrant experience and Australian life, Black Rock White City explores the damages of war, the constraints of choice, the possibility of redemptive love and social isolation amid suburbia.-
--Miles Franklin Literary Award citation

"A bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down."
--Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap
"Patric is a masterful writer . . . I will carry this book on and on."
--Ashley Hay, The Australian
"Formally rigorous and emotionally powerful, [Patric's] new novel can only add to his stature as one of the most fascinating writers in this part of the world"
--Owen Richardson, Sidney Morning Herald
"A fresh and powerful exploration of the immigrant experience and Australian life, Black Rock White City explores the damages of war, the constraints of choice, the possibility of redemptive love and social isolation amid suburbia."
--Miles Franklin Literary Award citation

"A disturbing, eerie inquiry into the power of language, the price of exile and the cost of survival. A.S. Patric's debut novel is haunting and haunted, but above all, humane."
--Geraldine Brooks

"Dark, confronting, but also intensely lyrical. A powerful account of the compulsions and traumas that haunt the suburbs of 21st century living."
--David Malouf

"A bold, mature and compassionate novel, and I couldn't put it down."
--Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap

"Patric is a masterful writer . . . I will carry this book on and on."
--Ashley Hay, The Australian

"Formally rigorous and emotionally powerful, [Patric's] new novel can only add to his stature as one of the most fascinating writers in this part of the world"
--Owen Richardson, Sidney Morning Herald

"A fresh and powerful exploration of the immigrant experience and Australian life, Black Rock White City explores the damages of war, the constraints of choice, the possibility of redemptive love and social isolation amid suburbia."
--Miles Franklin Literary Award citation

About the Author:

A.S. Patric is a bookseller in Melbourne, Australia. His short story collection Las Vegas for Vegans was shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards. His debut novel, Black Rock White City, won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia's premier literary prize. He was born in Zemun, Serbia, and emigrated to Australia as a child.

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