Author(s): Duncan Sarkies
This book has got a lot of good bits. It's got bogans and penguins and toasted sandwiches and spotting knives. It's got a dead cat and an awesome climax. It's got a really little dolphin. It's got hundreds of hard-ons. It's got sea lions. It's got God. It's got a really cool lighthouse. When Nige runs over a Norwegian backpacker while attempting to save petrol, his life really turns to shit. He chucks the body in a nearby road works and runs to his best mate of fifteen years, Deano. Trouble is, Deano's not really the guy you should turn to in a crisis. This off-kilter tale of male camaraderie is a bizarre debacle from start to thrilling finish. A new and irreverent comedy by Duncan Sarkies, the writer of the movie Scarfies and the award-winning book Stray Thoughts and Nosebleeds. First published March 2008.
Duncan Sarkies is a writer for stage, screen and the page. He is also a very funny and talented stage performer. He wrote the screenplay for the movie Scarfies (his brother directed). His short story collection Stray Thoughts and Nosebleeds (VUP, 1999) won the Hubert Church Award for Best First Book at the 2000 Montana Awards. He has been working on the screenplay for the movie based on Craig Marriner's Stonedogs.