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Words After Dark: 'Funkytown' by Paul Kennedy

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Words After Dark: 'Funkytown' by Paul Kennedy

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Antipodes Bookshop and Gallery invites you to an evening with Paul Kennedy, author of the new book Funkytown

Paul Kennedy's Funkytown is the vivid true story of a year in the life of a teenager leaping into manhood.

It is 1993: a serial killer is loose on the streets of Frankston, Victoria. The community is paralysed by fear and a state's police force and national media come to find a killer. Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Paul Kennedy is searching for something else entirely. He is focused on finishing school, getting drafted into the AFL and falling in love.

So much can change in a year.

The rites of passage for many Australian teenage boys - blackout drinking, simmering violence and emotional suppression - take their toll, and the year that starts with so much promise ends with Kennedy expelled, arrested and undrafted. But one teacher sees Kennedy self-destructing, and becomes determined to set him on another path.

Told with poignancy, humour and evoking the brilliant, dusty haze of late Australian summer, Funkytown is a love letter to adolescence, football, family, and outer suburbia.

Wednesday, February 23rd at 6pm

Tickets are $10pp includes a glass of wine and nibbles on arrival

Bookings essential | Numbers strictly limited


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