Penguin Books (Australia), 2008, Trade Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, First
First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 278 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Growing up, Dennis McIntosh was determined not to get stuck in a factory like his father. And when he takes a job as a roustabout he discovers what he really wants to be: a shearer, the king of the sheds. But it soon turns out this legendary occupation isn't everything it seems. Dennis discovers what it feels like when your eyelids are the only bit of you that doesn't hurt. When the heat in the sheds kills the sheep before you're done shearing them. When the road isn't taking you towards adventure, it's taking you away from your family, and you drink to forget. Beaten by a Blow tells the story of a boy full of hope crashing headlong into life - into work, into drink, into responsibilities he isn't ready for, which come closer to breaking his back than shearing ever did. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Australia; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780143010685. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6714.