The Glass Kingdom by Chris FlynnThe Glass Kingdom by Chris Flynn

The Glass Kingdom

byChris Flynn

Paperback | August 21, 2015

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'The Glass Kingdom is definitely one of those 'came for the cover art, stayed for the story' type of books (seriously, I would like this cover in poster-size, please and thank you). A military veteran turned carny hangs with his aspiring hip-hop artist partner selling drugs in stuffed koalas. Black humor abounds, but important topics like post-war care for veterans and the role of medication in treating mental illness aren't side-stepped. Did I mention that cover art?'-BookriotPraise for Chris Flynn'sA Tiger in Eden:Brutal, hilarious, and wholly surprising."-Daily Telegraph"A joy to read."-Adam LevinCarnival life and drug deals, rural Australia and a wannabe hip-hop star looking for trouble combine in this unforgettable novel. Small towns, big fights, meth labs. Chris Flynn's second novel is a surprising, funny, tragic story of finding your way in an unforgiving world.Chris Flynn was born in Belfast. His debut,A Tiger in Eden (2012), was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. "

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Chris Flynn is the author ofA Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. He edited 'Terra Australis: Four Stories from Aboriginal Australian Writers' in McSweeney's 41, and his writing has appeared inGriffith Review, Meanjin, Paris Review Daily, Monster Children, Silent History, Age, Australian, Big Issue and...
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Title:The Glass KingdomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.75 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 21, 2015Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1922147885

ISBN - 13:9781922147882

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Glass Kingdom Great debut novel. Disappointing follow up.
Date published: 2014-06-02

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'A wild, no-prisoners style of book THE GLASS KINGDOM is not for those who don't like profane language, or unrepentant crooks. It is, however, a book for those that like a strong sense of place... The unflinching exploration of two very current day problems combined with flawed characters, black humour and even, heaven help me, some hip-hop verse leading to a conclusion that could give rise to more questions than answers, makes it something that's going to stay with readers who persevere. '-Reviewing the Evidence'Black humor abounds, but important topics like post-war care for veterans and the role of medication in treating mental illness aren't side-stepped.'-Bookriot 'A wild, no-prisoners style of book THE GLASS KINGDOM is not for those who don't like profane language, or unrepentant crooks. It is, however, a book for those that like a strong sense of place... The unflinching exploration of two very current day problems combined with flawed characters, black humour and even, heaven help me, some hip-hop verse leading to a conclusion that could give rise to more questions than answers, makes it something that's going to stay with readers who persevere. ' - Reviewing the Evidence'Black humor abounds, but important topics like post-war care for veterans and the role of medication in treating mental illness aren't side-stepped.' - Bookriot