Plum

Plum

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Peter 'The Plum' Lum is a 49-year-old ex-star NRL player, living with his son and girlfriend in Cronulla. He's living a pretty cruisey life until one day he suffers an epileptic fit and discovers that he has a brain disorder as a result of the thousand-odd head knocks he took on the footy field in his twenty-year-career. According to his neurologist, Plum has to make some changes - right now - or it's dementia, or even death.

Reluctantly, Plum embarks on a journey of self-care and self-discovery, which is not so easy when all you've ever known is to go full tilt at everything. On top of this, he's being haunted by dead poets, and, unable to stop crying, discovers he has a special gift for the spoken word. With spectral visits from Bukowski and Plath, the friendship of local misfits, and the prospect of new love, Plum might just save his own life.

From award-winning writer, director and actor, Brendan Cowell, Plum is a powerfully moving, authentic, big-hearted, angry and joyous novel of men, their inarticulate pain and what it takes for them to save themselves - from themselves. It's got a roaring energy, a raucous humour, a heart of gold and a poetic soul.
Article Number:
182942
Author:
Brendan Cowell
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781460760505
Number of Pages:
336
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.3 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
21.09.2021
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Release Date:
Wed Sep 29 00:00:00 AEST 2021
Product details
Peter 'The Plum' Lum is a 49-year-old ex-star NRL player, living with his son and girlfriend in Cronulla. He's living a pretty cruisey life until one day he suffers an epileptic fit and discovers that he has a brain disorder as a result of the thousand-odd head knocks he took on the footy field in his twenty-year-career. According to his neurologist, Plum has to make some changes - right now - or it's dementia, or even death.

Reluctantly, Plum embarks on a journey of self-care and self-discovery, which is not so easy when all you've ever known is to go full tilt at everything. On top of this, he's being haunted by dead poets, and, unable to stop crying, discovers he has a special gift for the spoken word. With spectral visits from Bukowski and Plath, the friendship of local misfits, and the prospect of new love, Plum might just save his own life.

From award-winning writer, director and actor, Brendan Cowell, Plum is a powerfully moving, authentic, big-hearted, angry and joyous novel of men, their inarticulate pain and what it takes for them to save themselves - from themselves. It's got a roaring energy, a raucous humour, a heart of gold and a poetic soul.
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Article Number:
182942
Author:
Brendan Cowell
Brand Name:
HarperCollins
ISBN:
9781460760505
Number of Pages:
336
Product Contains:
TPB
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.3 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
21.09.2021
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Release Date:
Wed Sep 29 00:00:00 AEST 2021