Under New Management
The voices and stories of Ahmad, Polites and Carman work incredibly well together to create an interwoven picture of the lives of these young men in the suburbs of their youth. In this respect, Three Jerks cuts through the homogeneity of media images by introducing us to characters from distinctly different backgrounds, occupying the same streets and engaging in different ways.
An Elegant Young Man
by Luke Carman
Published November, 2013
Beat Poet Kool-Aid: An Elegant Young Man by Luke Carman
The decision to write in a semi-autobiographical style raises inevitable questions. Is this fiction or autobiography? To what degree can we speak of the narrator ‘Luke Carman’ as a ‘character’ in the author Luke Carman’s collection of vignettes?
Dancing with Empty Pockets: Australia’s Bohemians since 1860
by Tony Moore
Published July, 2013
Kings Cross: A Biography
by Louis Nowra
Published October, 2013
From Boho to Pomo to Picaro: Kings Cross: A Biography
At first glance, the hero-figure of both Louis Nowra’s ‘biography’ of Kings Cross and Tony Moore’s history of Australia’s bohemians is the urban flâneur, but their approaches to this chameleon subject are as disparate as their divergent purposes.