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  • Sex and Moneyby Mark Dapin

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 27.26

    An inside account of men's magazines through the eyes of a journo who's been bang in the middle of it. more...

  • Strange Countryby Mark Dapin

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 1.81

    "This book is about the people I met as I crisscrossed Australia by train and plane and L-plated car: the undefeated dreamers and wild-hearted romantics, the obsessed hobbyists and beautiful failures. It is about heroes and legends, illusions, delusions and hope, and one or two men with shit for brains who ought to be locked up." As anyone who's... more...

  • Spirit Houseby Mark Dapin

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 8.49

    David is thirteen and confused. His mum has left with her lover and dumped David on his grandparents. David's grandfather, Jimmy, is seventy. He spends his days at the social club grumbling with his three best friends, all of them Jewish-Australian survivors of the enforced labour camps of the WWII Thai-Burma Railroad. But behind their playful backbiting... more...

  • From the Trenchesby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 12.68

    Others have written the myth, but the Anzacs themselves wrote their stories. Around the country, bronze soldiers in slouch hats stand silently at attention. It is the Anzacs' remarkable writing that reveals the lives behind the national legend. In the Trenches is a collection of gripping, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying accounts of life... more...

  • Nashos' Warby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68

    The Nashos' War is a war story, but it's war seen through the eyes of men who never thought they would fight. From 1965 to 1972 19,000 conscripted Australian national servicemen were sent to fight in Vietnam. With little choice in the matter, a bank clerk could find himself, a few weeks later, in the jungles with a gun, fighting the Viet Cong. This... more...

  • R&Rby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 9.86

    Full of lacerating dialogue and typically sharp character portraits, R&R tells the story of US corporal John Ulysses Grant, aka Nashville, and his partner Shorty, an Australian military policeman, in the seaside resort of Vung Tau in South Vietnam, 1967. The Vietnam War rages across the country but Nashville's concerns are closer to home: how did... more...

  • King of the Crossby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 9.86

    Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction King of the Cross is crime fiction unlike any other. Hilarious, violent, subversive and gripping, Mark Dapin's award-winning novel explores the world of Jacob Mendoza: ruler of Kings Cross and, for more than forty years, Australia's most powerful and infamous crime figure. Now in his eighties,... more...

  • Spirit Houseby Mark Dapin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 9.86

    Thirteen-year-old David is confused. Staying in Bondi with his grandparents, his mum seems to have abandoned him to run off with her lover. David's grandfather, Jimmy, spends his days at the local RSL grumbling with his three best friends, all of them Jewish-Australian survivors of the Thai-Burma Railway. But underneath their playful bickering and... more...

  • Jewish Anzacsby Mark Dapin

    NewSouth 2017; US$ 19.99

    A landmark history of Australian Jews in the military, from the First Fleet to the recent war in Afghanistan.Over 7000 Jews have fought in Australia’s military conflicts, including more than 330 who gave their lives. While Sir John Monash is the best known, in Jewish Anzacs acclaimed writer and historian Mark Dapin reveals the personal, often... more...

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