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Malcolm: a story in verse

Leni Shilton

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University of Western Aus
24 September 2019
Poetry; Poetry by individual poets
A dark verse novel full of the humanity of its author who also works in violence prevention programs and has a keen ear for the complexities of living without safety nets and certainty.

Set in Melbourne's underbelly, Shilton uses her expert grasp on the verse novel format to tell the story of Malcolm - a seventeen-year-old boy - whose mother is killed at the hand of his father. His childhood has been marred by this violence. After his mother's death, Malcolm leaves the safety of his grandfather's home to live on the streets, choosing to make his own family. He lives in a Melbourne squat with a group of friends. Together, they face the daily struggle of life on the streets and the edge of society.
By:   Leni Shilton
Imprint:   University of Western Aus
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 140mm, 
Weight:   400g
ISBN:   9781760800536
ISBN 10:   1760800538
Pages:   100
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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