The Shark Net

The Shark Net

Memories and Murder

Book - 2001
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"Robert Drew has written a moving and unpretentious memoir of a precocious youth, a bittersweet tribute to youth's optimism."--Joyce Carol Oates, The New York Review of Books

A "spiced and savory memoir" ( The New York Times ) of the dark life hidden in a sunny seaside Australian community.

Written with the same lyrical intensity and spellbinding prose that has won Robert Drewe's fiction international acclaim, The Shark Net is set in a city haunted by the menace of an elusive serial killer. Drewe's middle class youth in the seaside suburbs of Perth, Australia--often described as the most isolated city in the world--takes a sinister turn when a social outcast (who turns out to be an employee of Drewe's father) embarks on a five-year murder spree. This unusual memoir brilliantly evokes the confluence of adolescent innocence and sexual awakening, while a killer who eventually murders eight people--including several of Drewe's friends--lurks in the shadows.
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 2001, c2000
ISBN: 9780141001968
Branch Call Number: 823/.914/Drewe 359403
Characteristics: 288 p


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