88 Lines About 44 WomenAuthor: Steven Lang
Add this book to your reading list
For a while Lawrence Martin had everything. He was the keyboard player in a successful rock band; he had money, his choice of women. It was all a long way from the British boarding school where he met Roly, the charismatic front man who lured him to Australia in the first place, and with whom he shared the song-writing. Only after it all went wrong did Lawrence learn they'd been sharing other things as well.
Two decades on, living in the highlands of Scotland, he's again confronted with those turbulent years, and with the accident that changed everything . . .
Wry, insightful, intelligent, 88 Lines About 44 Women traces the boundaries of shame and how it obstructs the capacity for love. Are all men emotionally disconnected? Does true intimacy bring redemption, or is it the other way round?
AwardsAward: Shortlisted, NSW Premier's literary award Year: 2010 Prize: Christina Stead Prize for Fiction
Award: Shortlisted, Queensland Premier's Literary Award Year: 2010 Prize: Fiction Award
Category:Fiction General Fiction