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Comfort zone

Author: Lindsay Tanner
Publisher: Brunswick, Vic. : Scribe Publications, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity prevailing over entrenched prejudice. Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, round-shouldered cabbie in his mid-fifties, Jack lives alone, has few friends, and gets very little out of life. He has a negative opinion of most other people - especially refugees, bankers, politicians, and welfare bludgers. Jack doesn't know it, but his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindsay Tanner
ISBN: 9781925321029 1925321029 9781925307245 1925307247
OCLC Number: 913830116
Description: 240 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Lindsay Tanner.

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An astute novel about inner-city Australian racism - and about humanity prevailing over entrenched prejudice. Jack van Duyn is in his comfort zone. A pot-bellied, round-shouldered cabbie in his mid-fifties, Jack lives alone, has few friends, and gets very little out of life. He has a negative opinion of most other people - especially refugees, bankers, politicians, and welfare bludgers. Jack doesn't know it, but his life is about to be turned upside down. A minor altercation in a kids' playground at an inner-city high-rise estate catapults Jack into a whirlpool of drug-dealing, ASIO intrigue, international piracy, and criminal violence. And he can't escape, because he doesn't want to: he's fallen in love with the beautiful Somali single mum who's at the centre of it all. The ensuing turmoil propels Jack out of his comfort zone, forcing him to confront some unpleasant truths about himself. After decades in the doldrums, can he rise to the challenge when the heat's on? Drawing on his many years of experience as a politician at the centre of bitter debates about refugees and multiculturalism, Lindsay Tanner explores the emotional landscape on which these issues are played out. As we follow Jack's hair-raising journey from crisis to crisis, a powerful plea for tolerance and understanding unfolds - directed at both sides of Australia's great cultural divide.

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