The Life  by Malcolm Knox

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June 2011, no. 332

The Life  by Malcolm Knox

Reviewed by
June 2011, no. 332

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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