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Pushed from the Wings: An Entertainment by [Fitzgerald, Ross]
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Teetotal hypochondriac hero, Grafton Everest is overweight, indolent, indecisive and gets on badly with most of his fellow academics at tin pot Bowen University. He’d prefer spending most of his time in bed. If things seem bad, they only get worse when Grafton discovers that his old high school teacher recruits graduates for national security work. And with the Free Enterprise World Symposium coming to Bowen he needs Grafton, who suddenly finds himself up to his neck in clandestine operations involving everyone from the Premier down. There’s missing nuclear waste somewhere and Bowen campus is awash with radical splinter groups and terrorist cells, all seemingly hell-bent on apocalyptic action. They’re nutty enough to give political correctness a bad name.

"The good Doctor, Ross Fitzgerald, has done something quite outstanding. He has invented a 16-stone, hypochondriac, degenerate creep with enough dignity to feast with the panthers. If that's not enough, he made Grafton make us understand "the dangers of breathing". Grafton Everest is triumphantly repugnant. I've never met a hero so relentless and anti-heroic as Grafton Everest. Come with him, then, as he defiantly lives out his guilt-ridden, woeful, mad life. In spite of it all. Ladies and gentlemen. To Grafton Everest. Long may he run." - Steve J Spears

"Grafton Everest is a wonderful creation whom I would place without question in the ranks of Philip Roth’s Portnoy and Kingsley Amis’s Lucky Jim." - Barry Humphries

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1629 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Chris Griffith; 1 edition (17 November 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GQ3D8LI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #310,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Back of the Book 17 March 2006
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"Ross Fitzgerald's first novel, Pushed From the WOngs, is a riotously funny black comedy set in Queensland of the very near future. His teetotal hyochondriac hero, Grafton Everest, is destined to become a late twentieth century Australian legend: an Antipodean early middle-age mix of Walter Mitty, Billy Liar and Sandy Stone. An anti-hero of outrageous proportions."