The Glass Kingdom

Author(s): Chris Flynn

Adult Fiction

In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. Ben and his sidekick, Mikey, work the Target Ball stand in a ramshackle carnival travelling up the east coast. Ben is trying to put his time in the army behind him and make some money. Mikey - AKA Mekong Delta, Fremantle's answer to Fifty Cent - wants to work on his flow and impress girls. Their marks are the boozed-up blokes wandering sideshow alley in the hope of winning fluffy toys for their girlfriends. Easy pickings - so long as Mikey keeps his big mouth shut. Especially since his tendency to start fights jeopardises Ben's lucrative meth-dealing operation...Inventive, profane and hilarious, The Glass Kingdom is a breakneck tour of rural Australia's underbelly from the acclaimed author of A Tiger in Eden.


Available Stock:

Add to Cart

Click & Collect

Add to Wishlist

Product Information

* Extensive review coverage in newspapers such as the Age, Australian, West Australian, NZ Herald and Dominion Post * Radio interviews on stations such as Radio National, ABC local radio and 3RRR * Review coverage in literary and current affairs publications such as Australian Book Review, Big Issue and Good Reading * Review coverage in magazines such as GQ, Women's Health and North & South * Reviews and interviews on websites such as ANZLitLovers and the Hoopla * Advertisements in literary and current affairs publications such as ABR and the Big Issue, and on their associated websites * Advertisements in bookseller newsletters and catalogues * Promotions and giveaways with targeted subscriber groups, including book lovers such as Good Reading and CAE * Video of the author reading from the novel available for hosting on bookseller sites * Major social media campaign including dedicated Twitter and Facebook competitions * Featured in Text newsletters and website

'A funny, sick book you'll want to wash off your skin like outback dust, blood and spit.' Craig Sherborne 'Takes aim at many aspects of modern life, from the military to reality television to society's growing dependence on pharmacology...Fans of Irvine Welsh will delight in Flynn's wordplay.' Books+Publishing

Chris Flynn is the author of A Tiger in Eden, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Book Prize. He edited 'Terra Australis: Four Stories from Aboriginal Australian Writers' in McSweeney's 41, and his writing has appeared in Griffith Review, Meanjin, Paris Review Daily, Monster Children, Silent History, Age, Australian, Big Issue and many other publications.

General Fields

  • : 9781922147882
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.35
  • : May 2014
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : June 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Chris Flynn
  • : Paperback
  • : 614
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : General Adult
  • : 256