Author(s): Barry Divola
Barry Divola's Nineteen Seventysomething is a requiem for bygone days of nineteen-seventies Australia. In the fictional suburb of Braithwaite, we meet Charlie during the listless weeks of his sweltering summer holidays. Against a background of garage rock, transistor radios and a whole lot of vinyl, Barry Divola deftly evokes that awkward, exhilarating journey from childhood to adolescence. Told with humour, poignancy and authenticity, Nineteen Seventysomething marks the familiar stages of teenage awakening - in friendship, desire and love.