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Andrew McGahan
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Winner of the Australian/Vogel's Literary Award 1991. Praise is an utterly frank and darkly humorous novel about being young in the Australia of the 1990s. A time when the dole was easier to get than a job, when heroin was better known than ecstasy, and when ambition was the dirtiest of words. A time when, for two hopeless souls, sex and dependence were the only lifelines. 'McGahan's book is a bracing slap in the face to conventional platitudes and hypocrisies.' - The Australian 'Praise is one of those books that takes a hefty bite out of a piece of subject matter, chews it to a pulp and then spits it out.' - Peter Craven 'A tour de force. revelation of life in the slow lane of drugs and sex and alcohol.' - The Weekend Australian Winner of The Australian/Vogel Literary Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Pacific Region. Shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Literary Award, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature and the Canada-Australia Literary Award.

The Delinquents is a love story about 2 teens in the 1950's. Brisbane was a much changed city by the time McGahan's Praise was released in 1992, exactly thirty year later than Rohans view of the street.

verb If you praise someone or something, you express approval for their achievements or qualities. The American president praised Turkey for its courage. Praise is the first novel of Australian author Andrew McGahan which won The Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1991 for unpublished manuscripts and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. praise: 1 n an expression of approval and commendation "he always appreciated praise for his work" Synonyms: congratulations , extolment , kudos Types: show 10 types...