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Hoi Polloi

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Craig Sherborne

Craig Sherborne’s books include The Amateur Science of Love, Bullion and Necessary Evil. His memoir Hoi Polloi was shortlisted for two literary awards, and its sequel, Muck, …

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Praise for Hoi Polloi

‘Craig Sherborne has written one of the great Australian memoirs ... Hoi Polloi is a pure comic outrage of a book that will keep you wide-eyed with wonder way past dawn.’ —Peter Craven

‘A lyrical, candid memoir … Sherborne’s parents are reanimated as tragi-comic grotesques, irresistibly awful, touchingly ludicrous, mordantly sensitive and painfully funny’ —Times


‘I read the first sentence and then pushed the day’s work aside and sat down to read it all. I haven’t come across such a lively and gripping memoir in a long time.’ —Hilary Mantel

‘A brilliant, searing memoir and a major new work of life writing.’ —David McCooey, Australian Book Review


‘A scalding memoir, funny, fast-moving, shot through with a fierce pathos.’ —Helen Garner


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