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Bon and Lesley (MP3)
Written by:
Shaun Prescott 
Read by:
Tamblyn Lord 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
8 hours 47 minutes 
MP3 size:
380 MB 
November 01 2022 
Available Date:
November 01 2022 
Age Category:
Fiction; Australian Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; General Fiction 
Bolinda audio 
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AUD$ 39.95
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Australian author

The powerful second novel from the author of The Town, which Jonathan Lethem describes as moving ‘with the gentle command … of Calvino, Kafka, and Abe’.

When a spreading fire in the mountains stops his train, Bon looks out the window and does what he’s always imagined he might – he gets off the train, and steps out of his life. In the desolate regional town of Newnes, he falls into the company of Steven and Jack Grady, two brothers, one garrulous, the other all but silent, both drawn like moths to the chaos of the coming days. When Lesley – an enigmatic fellow escapee from the city – arrives, they coalesce into a makeshift family unit, bound by a deep and strange attachment. They fall into a routine fuelled by cheap alcohol and fast food, reading shopping catalogues and seeking hidden paths in the forest, while trying to make sense of the darkness that seems to be encroaching on their lives. Depicting a world of peculiar anarchies and regulations, of secret portals that lurk beneath the country’s failing design, Bon and Lesley is an urgent, surreal dispatch that asks where care persists in a country intimately familiar with catastrophe.

'Shaun Prescott has written an ominous work of absurdity.' (on The Town)
Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody is Ever Missing and The Answers

'There's a deceptive lightness to Prescott's style, so this is a book that creeps up on the reader: all of a sudden you're swept away by, even bound to, this thing that's so mournful, intense and unsettling. It will stay with me.' (on The Town)
Lisa McInerney, author of The Blood Miracles

'A powerfully doomy debut.' (on The Town)
The Guardian