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Description - City by James Roy

City by James Roy is the companion short story collection to the highly successful and award-winning book, Town, published by UQP in 2007. The only water out this way was the river and the reservoir and the twin pipes that fed the city. Huge and dark, as thick through as a small car, they rose and fell across the plains towards the glowing sky and the shimmering skyline. In his acclaimed book, Town, James Roy charted the social tapestry of a country town as seen through the eyes of thirteen young residents. The young people in City are linked in very different ways - through chance meetings, found objects, social connections, the civil disobedience of the shadowy Poet and the streets of a city. Town was set in a place without a name, and this is no different. But any reader who has ever lived in a city will find it immediately familiar. A striking collection of connected stories that reflect our lives and those of the people we pass each day.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780702249266
ISBN-10: 0702249262
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: University of Queensland Press
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2012
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - James Roy

James Roy was born in 1968 and at the age of one, he and his family went to Papua New Guinea and to Fiji after that, where he spent a lot of time playing in rivers and on coral islands. At night he read books and dreamed of writing his own. James now lives in the Blue Mountains with his family. He likes to play his guitar, ride his bike and play soccer. His favourite colour is green.

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