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The Secret Life of the Gold Coast by Brendan Shanahan

The Secret Life of the Gold Coast by Brendan Shanahan

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The Secret Life of the Gold Coast

A journey into the dark heart of paradise

by Brendan Shanahan

Viking, Penguin Books, 2004, [First Edition], ISBN 0670040495, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, age toned pages (See photographs)

“In search of a break and some light relief, journalist Brendan Shanahan decided to stay in Surfers Paradise for four months and write a book full of meter maids, high rises, the white shoe brigade and all the other kitsch icons that have come to signify Australia’s fastest growing city.  What he unearthed, however, not only confounded his expectations but sent him heading into a near-fatal and often surreal journey through a cracked utopia.  Far from the usual cliches, Brendan found a dysfunctional city populated by a cast of marginal and troubled characters with whom he became so entwined that he was forced to flee for his life.”

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