In Zero at the Bone, David Whish-Wilson envisions Perth in 1979 at the height of a major gold mining revival stimulated by price increases associated with the end of the gold standard in 1971. Perth is booming, and the culture of greed and excess that will characterise the 1980s is already well entrenched.
Zero at the Bone
by David Whish-Wilson
Viking, $29.99 pb, 288 pp, 9780670077533
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