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|Contents:||He looked into the Pacific and the Pacific looked back into him. Malcolm Knox is one of Australian literature's rising stars. No less a literary authority than the Guardian had this to say after Jamaica, Malcolm's third novel, was published in the UK last year: '...if Winton is an aria, Knox is early Rolling Stones.' Malcolm's remarkable fourth novel THE LIFE, proves just how fitting that statement is. THE LIFE tells the story of world champion Australian surfer, Dennis Keith, and tells it from his point of view, from inside the very heart of the fame and madness that is The Life. Now bloated and paranoid, former Australian champion surfer and legend Dennis Keith is holed up in his mother's retirement village, shuffling to the shop for a Pine-Lime Splice every day, barely existing behind his aviator sunnies and crazy OCD rules, and trying not to think about the waves he'd made his own and the breaks he once ruled like a god. Years before ' d been robbed of the world title that had his name on it --
and then drugs, his brother, and the disappearance and murder of his girlfriend and had done the rest. Out of the blue, a young would-be biographer comes knocking.