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When Men Cry

Nick Wasiliev



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13 November 2020
The anticipation is building in the air, and Chris can feel it. It’s been over a year since he and his uni mates Noah, Logan and Jock had been together, in the same place. Finally, the gang will be back together. Finally, the beers can start flowing!

However, as the night begins it becomes clear that one of them is hiding something. Little does Chris know, this night will take them down a dark path into the depths of each other’s lives and the gambling dens of the Sydney underworld: to places that will test their friendship to its very limit.

A story of mateship, despair and redemption told in a Sydney not too far from our own, When Men Cry takes a sobering look at the world of mental health and masculinity: a world where dishonesty breeds dangerous consequences, and where the simplest things can be the hardest to talk about.

"When Men Cry is a life shaker. Dive into a world which looks shallow -- but its depth is infinite. You'll need to be strong to read this. Take a deep breath before you start, and keep the oxygen handy." John Marsden

"A work of fiction that speaks the language of its generation and tackles one of its most confronting issues." Richard Champion de Crespigny, pilot and author of bestsellers QF32 and FLY!

- "Nick Wasiliev has a gift for story-telling, his debut novel captures the spirit of Sydney through brilliant dialogue and the brooding bond between four disparate men. It stands as a 'Wake in Fright' for the Twenties." Robert Salisbury, author of the Philip Banks Series

By:   Nick Wasiliev
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9780648700005
ISBN 10:   0648700003
Publication Date:   13 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nick Wasiliev was born in Sydney, Australia in 1993 and was raised in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. Growing up in a family of journalists and authors, he began writing at the age of three, and wrote his first book at the age of seven. Upon completing a degree in Development Studies and Creative Writing in 2016 at Macquarie University, he became a sports, music and arts journalist specialising in radio, podcasts and in print. His sports journalism saw him published in Green and Gold Rugby, and Rugby League Player Magazine, while his work on music and culture saw him also published in Music Feeds, Good Intent, Hunter and Bligh and Music Insight. He also had short stories published in The Quarry. Today, Nick lives in the leafy Sydney suburb of Lane Cove with his partner, and works in the Australian book industry as Booktopia's Social Media Specialist. He also serves as producer and occasional host for the Green and Gold Rugby sports podcast, and as Marketing Manager for Indigenous NGO, the Bawurra Foundation. An advocate for men's mental health, When Men Cry is his debut novel.

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