Shortlisted for the 2017 textual content Prize
As quickly as I end university I’ll have the auto packed. I’ll thunder previous the boring cardboard packing containers that Banarang calls retailers, I’ll skim over the Bridge road potholes with out feeling a bump and I’ll fly up the highway, sure for the town and civilisation.
Bones Carter is completed with Banarang and his backwater life. There’s no longer a lot to do yet hang around along with his pals, make undesirable rap track and count number down the times till the top of college and the start of his new existence within the city.
Then Naya involves city. really good, black and lovely, she desires to switch the area. She thinks Bones is a good of untapped capability. Bones thinks she’s delusional—but she makes him think extra hopeful than he has in an extended time.
Bonesland is a wild experience during the small-town agonies of formative years, filled with intercourse, medicinal drugs, love and hip-hop.
Brendan Lawley is a author dwelling in Melbourne. Bonesland is his first novel.
‘This fun, poignant coming-of-age tale deftly addresses a number of the concerns dealing with today’s kids, from psychological overall healthiness to social media, and places a clean spin on a well-known message in regards to the worth of being yourself.’ Books+Publishing
‘This debut from Melbourne-based Brendan Lawley is bursting with quirky humour and tremendous middle as he chronicles the small-town agonies of early life. You’re correct there in addition to Bones as he rides wave after wave of emotion, giggling at and rolling together with his bumbling each circulation. There’s a lot to like approximately this teenager and the younger writer who created him.’ Herald Sun
‘…has the uncooked suppose of authenticity approximately it…a ebook impressively choked with strength and, all of sudden, heart.’ Adelaide Advertiser
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