‘The boys are behaving badly’ is the coy tagline for journalist Brigid Delaney’s début novel, about an élite Australian university’s cricket team subjecting a Malaysian exchange student to a grisly hazing ritual that goes too far. Such understatement isn’t indicative of the book itself, which follows a group of thinly drawn characters through pained, often melodramatic soul-searching.
Brigid Delaney’s first novel
by Brigid Delaney
$29.99 pb, 368 pp, 9780732296872
Doug Wallen is a freelance arts writer based in Beechworth, Victoria.
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