Hoi Polloi

Hoi Polloi Hoi Polloi is about innocence and experience See sawing between low life and high life it depicts a mother and father who are comical terrifying and unique It finds fresh and hilarious things to say

  • Title: Hoi Polloi
  • Author: Craig Sherborne
  • ISBN: 9781863952217
  • Page: 389
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hoi Polloi is about innocence and experience See sawing between low life and high life, it depicts a mother and father who are comical, terrifying and unique It finds fresh and hilarious things to say about growing up Hoi Polloi is an instant classic about raw youth and the ways of the worldscription from Black Inc publisherHoi Polloi recounts a childhood spent onHoi Polloi is about innocence and experience See sawing between low life and high life, it depicts a mother and father who are comical, terrifying and unique It finds fresh and hilarious things to say about growing up Hoi Polloi is an instant classic about raw youth and the ways of the worldscription from Black Inc publisherHoi Polloi recounts a childhood spent on race tracks and in bars, as the author s parents struggle to climb the social ladder Acclaimed as an instant classic on first publication, and written with extraordinary sympathy and verve, it is a book that finds fresh and hilarious things to say about growing up description from

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    1. I read this book for university, and I'm happy it was one of our assigned texts. This is a coming of age memoir, a work of truth and honesty from a local talent. Sherborne is a New Zealand born writer and Hoi Polloi tells the story of his early life, from the ages of 5-15. He talks about life in small town New Zealand and the family pub. He speaks of life growing up trackside, a brush with religion, with suicide, with confused homosexuality and with an older woman. He beats up a homeless man, ca [...]

    2. This is the first of 'My Own Books' that I haven't really enjoyed. I read to the end only because I'd started it as part of a Reading Challenge, otherwise I would have put it to one side. I felt the author had a bit of a chip on his shoulder and didn't really like hearing his seedy side of coming of age.

    3. A Memoir of the Authors boyhood, Growing up in Heritage NZ and then Moving to Sydney as a teen. Plenty of Testosterone. Comparable to John Doust's Boy on a Wire.

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