Being Black 'n Chicken, and Chips

Author:   Matt Okine
Publisher:   Hachette Australia
ISBN:  

9780733641688


Pages:   288
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Format:   Paperback
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SOON TO BE A MAJOR FEATURE FILM 'a delicate balancing act of humour and heart ... a heartwarming, heartbreaking and hilarious read' - The Herald Sun 'An extremely talented storyteller and comedian...this book is full of heart and humour' - Ronny Chieng 'a compelling novel that is difficult to put down' - Books + Publishing Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to sit at the cool bench. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive. When his mum is suddenly diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, Mike knows it's a long shot, but if he manages to achieve his dreams, maybe it'll give his mum enough strength to beat an incurable disease. In the meantime, he has to live with his African dad whom he doesn't really know, a man who has strange foreign ways - and who Mike doesn't really feel comfortable sharing his teenage desires and deepest fears with. He doesn't even want to think about what it might mean if his mum never comes home from the hospital. Based on his award-winning stand-up show, and the loss of his own mother when he was 12, Matt Okine's coming-of-age novel, Being Black n Chicken and Chips, is a funny, heart-warming, and sometimes surreal look at how young people deal with grief, the loss of loved ones, and becoming an adult - all whilst desperately trying to fit in with the other kids. 'Intimate and affecting' - Claudia Karvan 'Hilarious, heartfelt, and utterly ridiculous in all the right ways' - Alex Dyson

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Author:   Matt Okine
Publisher:   Hachette Australia
Imprint:   Hachette Australia
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 2.90cm , Length: 23.30cm
Weight:   0.400kg
ISBN:  

9780733641688


ISBN 10:   0733641687
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Loosely based on his own experiences and capturing the feeling of late 90s Australia, the book pulses with nostalgia and Okine treads the difficult line between levity and dark themes with expert skill - tackling grief, denial and racism without it ever feeling heavy-handed. The result is a compelling novel that is difficult to put down. - Books+Publishing An extremely talented storyteller and comedian...this book is full of heart and humour - Ronny Chieng Intimate and affecting - Claudia Karvan Hilarious, heartfelt, and utterly ridiculous in all the right ways - Alex Dyson


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The multi-talented comedian, actor and presenter Matt Okine is one of Australia's favourite award-winning comedians. Okine performs sell out national tours of his live shows year in, year out, and has gained much popularity on the festival circuit. Matt spent 3 years co-hosting Triple J's hugely successful Breakfast Show before hanging up his headphones to go into production on his television adaptation of his award-winning semi-autobiographical stand up show The Other Guy for Stan. He co-wrote and starred in the show which earned him a 2017 AACTA nomination for the Subscription TV Award for Best New Talent, and is currently streaming on STAN in Australia, Hulu in the U.S., and Superchannel in Canada. The second season of The Other Guy is currently in production. Being Black N Chicken, and Chips is his first novel.

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