In Scoundrel Days Brentley Frazer tells the story of his youth wild, disillusioned, impassioned and desolate. Born into a Christian cult in outback Queensland, Frazer escapes through literature and poetry, drugs and violence, sex and alcohol; and his ensuing rejection of religion, authority and the 'way things are' leads to adventures, desperation and, just possibly, redemption.Beautifully written and urgently told, Scoundrel Days is a visceral, compelling assault on the senses. An at times brutal story articulated with a poet s sensibility, it portrays a walker of edges exploring the dark side while searching for the love essential to build a soul.
Publication Date: 01-Mar-2017
Publisher: University of Queensland Press