Hoi Polloi

by Craig Sherborne | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1906964084 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingwildboarhunterwing of Rodgau, Hessen Germany on 4/24/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwildboarhunterwing from Rodgau, Hessen Germany on Thursday, April 24, 2014
'The first time I see drunks beat up my father I'm six and standing at the bend in the stairs. I press my face against my mother's waist but with one eye I watch as they headlock him from behind at reception because he's ordered them out of his pub.'

Hoi Polloi recounts a childhood spent on racetracks and in bars, as the author's parents struggle to climb the social ladder. It begins in 1968 in the small town of Heritage, New Zealand. Living above the bar of his family's hotel, the young Craig is exposed to violence, drinking and murky racial politics. His parents, whom Sherborne thinks of as 'Winks' and 'Heels' in his eccentric personal language, decide to sell the hotel and move to Sydney, Australia – which they imagine as New Zealand's 'England', a place of boundless wealth, prestige and social opportunities.
Once in Sydney, the family begins a love affair with the racing scene. Written with extraordinary sympathy and verve, Hoi Polloi is the portrait of an extraordinary childhood – brutal, poignant and unforgettable.

Das Buch habe ich in einem kleinen Bookshop während meines Urlaubs in Dublin gekauft. Es hat mir sehr gut gefallen, weil es sehr realistisch und unverfälscht das Aufwachsen eines Jungen in einer Familie erzählt, die ihren gesellschaftlichen Status höher wertet als alles andere und dabei doch eben nur "Hoi Polloi", also ganz gewöhnlich ist.

Gelesen für die 1 Jahr= 1 Land Challenge als letztes Buch für AUSTRALIEN.

Journal Entry 2 by wingwildboarhunterwing at Zucker in Darmstadt, Hessen Germany on Friday, April 25, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (4/24/2014 UTC) at Zucker in Darmstadt, Hessen Germany


Beim Lektürentausch im Zucker freigelassen. Gute Reise liebes Buch! Und der Finderin viel Spaß beim Lesen! :-)

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