Here Come The Dogs

by Omar Musa
$29.99

Publisher: Penguin Australia Pty Ltd

Publication Date: July 23, 2014

ISBN: 9780670077090

Binding: Paperback

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In small town suburbia, three young men are ready to make their mark. Solomon is all charisma, authority and charm, down for the moment but surely not out. His half-brother, Jimmy, bounces along in his wake, underestimated, waiting for his chance to announce himself. Aleks, their childhood friend, loves his mates, his family and his homeland, and would do anything for them. The question is, does he know where to draw the line? Solomon, Jimmy and Aleks- way out on the fringe of Australia, looking for a way in. Hip hop and graffiti give them a voice. Booze, women and violence pass the time while they wait for their chance. Under the oppressive summer sun, their town has turned tinder-dry. All it'll take is a spark. As the surrounding hills roar with flames, the change storms in. But it's not what they were waiting for. It never is. 'This stunning debut novel has such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction you read this year seem criminally dull. You have been warned.' Irvine Welsh 'Omar Musa's writing is tough and tender, harsh and poetic, raw and beautiful, it speaks to how we live and dream now. This novel broke my heart a little but it also made me ecstatic at the possibilities of what the best writing can do. His voice is genuine, new and exciting; his voice roars.' Christos Tsiolkas 'A muscular examination of dislocation and disempowerment among the lives of Australian youths on the edge of mainstream society ...... Musa's blending of poetry and prose is refreshing ...... His descriptions, polished by his own ventures into hip-hop and songwriting, are at once tender, beautiful, gritty and raw ...... It is his voice, lyrical and incendiary, that will rise and soar.' The Guardian (Australia) 'Musa's writing is neat, compelling, and engaging ...... This talented wordsmith is really hitting his stride.' Adelaide Advertiser 'Possessed of an originality and daring that does not mind nearing the reckless ...... A striking debut.' Canberra Times 'Here Come the