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Simultaneous release of the latest novel from Australia's best-selling author. Likened by the author to Frank Hardy's Australian classic, Power Without Glory, with pubs, gambling and political corruption taking centre stage.

The Dance of Danny Dunn is an Australian family saga centering on a working-class family of publicans who make their first mark in Balmain in the 1930s. In that decade, two opportunities existed for boys of Balmain, a working-class Sydney suburb: to be selected into Fort Street Boys School or to excel as a sportsman. At just 16 years, Danny Dunn has everything going for him: brains, looks, sporting aptitude - and luck with the ladies. His parents run The Hero of Mafeking ('Maffos'), the favourite local watering hole, and the whole of Balmain is proud of Danny's sporting prowess. His mother, though, steers Danny towards a university education; but with just six months of his degree to go, he signs up for the AIF, driven by a desire to serve his country and plain wanderlust.

Danny serves in South-east Asia, spends three and a half years as a POW, and returns a broken man, embittered and facially disfigured. He has told no one of his return, and as he sails towards the Balmain ferry terminal, he knows his life in beloved Balmain will have nothing to do with the life he led before the war. He is scared and overwhelmed by the need to sort himself out, to find out who the hell he is....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dennis | 5/14/2011

    " Reading it, nearly finished, 4 days.
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ciara | 4/9/2011

    " Cheesy or what. One dimensional characters overcoming every obstacle life places in their path. The sad event that occurs in the last few pages is not enough to make this book interesting. Very disappointing "

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    " Compelling and flawed characters. Beautifully written and highly engaging! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kellie | 2/22/2011

    " I really enjoyed reading this book and can see my dad's youth in sydney's western suburbs refected in Danny and his kids' lives. Extremely sad, unexpected twist at the end - first book that's induced a tear in quite a while. "

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