Sally Cronin from the Smorgasbord Blog Magazine has written a lovely, comprehensive review of Small Town Kid. I’m thrilled she enjoyed it so well.
Pop over to her site if you have a moment. It’s an amazing literary sorting ground.
This week I am reviewing an memoir that is a collection of poems and stories about growing up in a small town in Australia, Small Town Kid by Frank Prem.
About Small Town Kid
Small Town Kid is the experience of regional life as a child, in an insular town during the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, remote from the more worldly places where life really happens, in a time before the internet and the online existence of social media.
It is a time when a small town boy can walk a mile to school and back every day, and hunt rabbits with his dog in the hours of freedom before sundown. He can hoard crackers for bonfire night and blow up the deputy school master’s mailbox in an act of joyous rebellion.
A time when a small town teenager will ride fourteen miles on a bicycle for his…
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