Malcolm Knox: The Life

Green cathedrals

Adam Rivett

 

The Life
by Malcolm Knox
Allen & Unwin, $32.99 pb, 416 pp, 9781742372990

 

How would Dennis Keith – or, if we’re using the language of legends, DK – characterise it? ‘The Life was this mythic world where you could surf as much as you want, every day, any day, go anywhere [...] Getting waves was everything, every day.’ In Malcolm Knox’s exceptional new novel, this world – with its singular focus, and its sacred ecstasies – is revealed in a language both new to Knox and rare in commercial Australian publishing.

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Published in June 2011 no. 332

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