The Big Smoke



Ranging In Time From Early In The Century Until The 1920 S, This Unusual Novel Has As Its Dominating Figure A Big City The Big Smoke That Moulds And Is Moulded By The Lives Of Its People The Chronicle Of The Young Man Who Began Life As Jack Johnson S Boy Expounds Its Theme That We Are All Taking Part In The Life Stories Of Many Others Dramatic In Conception, The Novel Thus Presents An Interwoven Cross Section Of Individuals Who Touch And Influence One Another S Destinies For Better Or Worse.D Arcy Niland Brilliantly Catches The Atmosphere, The Essential Character, Of This Tough, Lusty City Which Is Sydney And, In Racy Narrative That Never Falters, He Shows The Pathos And Poetry Of The Intermingled Lives That Are Its Essence From Chiddy Hay, The Fight Promoter Robbed Of A Champion, To The Droll And Invincible Ruby Chapple From Young Frosty The Steeplejack In Search Of His Love, Veronica, To Spits The Outcast Jew From The Brutal Thug, Lew Craven, To The Gentle Gemma Who Suffers Because Of Her Dark Skin All The Characters Have Extraordinary Vitality And Their Fates Are Linked With A True Story Teller S Art.With Warmth And Humour And A Fine Dramatic Sense, D Arcy Niland Weaves Into A Fascinating Pattern The Lives Of The Priests And Prostitutes, The Newspaper Men And Prize Fighters, That Are Framed In The Big Smoke.The Big Smoke

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  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • The Big Smoke
  • D'Arcy Niland
  • English
  • 22 October 2018
  • 8000049929 Edition Language English setting

10 thoughts on “The Big Smoke

  1. says:

    My interest in D Arcy Niland was only sparked when I read Ruth Park s autobiography, A Fence Around the Cuckoo Fishing in the Styx which of course, referred quite a bit to Niland being a happily married couple who also spurred each other on in their writing jobs Unfortunately, most of his books are out of print except for one, The Shiralee Thankfully, my library has a decent collection and carried a few of his works.I really wasn t sure what to expect from this novel as there wasn t much My interest in D Arcy Niland was only sparked when I read Ruth Park s autobiography, A Fence Around the Cuckoo Fishing in the Styx which of course, referred quite a bit to Niland being a happily married couple who also spurred each other on in their writing jobs Unfortunately, most of his books are out of print except for one, The Shiralee Thankfully, my library has a decent collection and carried a few of his works.I really wasn t sure what to expect from this novel as there wasn t much information online about it I ve amended the Goodreads page with the blurb from the inside jacket noting the only other review about this book noted uncertainly that it was set in 1950 s Sydney but it s not It is actually from beginning of 20th century to mid 20s It is a novel of interconnected stories surrounding Jack Johnson s boy.The story began, of course, just before the conception of this boy from the perspective of a fight promoter, Chiddy Hay, who never really made it and is down on his luck It...

  2. says:

    Story of Sydney in the 50s I think generally, and specifically the way peopoles lives interact in a large city, and that lives crossing over and interacting is what a city is about Its one of the less known books of D Arcy Niland or maybe is well known but I have never heard of it or come across it before Finding it at the Autumn LifeLine BookFair 2010 was a pleasure partly because I love Australian literature but also because it was D Arcy Niland The son of an indigenous Australian boxer Story of Sydney in the 50s I think generally, and specifically the way peopoles lives interact in a large city, and that...

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