Penguin Books (Australia), 2008, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First
First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 711 pages. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything, from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs versus brothels. Now that he's dead, his son Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity, and the irony is: theirs was a grand adventure. As he recollects the extraordinary events that led to his father's demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveriesabout his infamous and long-dead criminal uncle, his tortured and mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin's constant losing battle to make a lasting impression on the world. It's a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafes of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to labyrinths, mental hospitals, and criminal lairs, from the highs of first love to the lows of rejection and failed ambition. The result is an uproarious indictment of the ridiculousness of the modern world and its mores, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780143009528. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6620.