The Winning Side

Peter Corris
NZD $27.99

A gripping novel tracing the life of Aboriginal boxer and journalist Charlie Thomas from highly successful Australian writer Peter Corris.

'The godfather of Australian crime fiction.'

Charlie Thomas, born in a humpy camp in the 1920s, learns to fight early. He fights in the backblocks of Queensland during the Depression, and in the Middle East and the Pacific in World War Two.

Charlie Thomas, decorated veteran, fights on in the cities and the country against racial prejudice, authority and his weaknesses. He has to fight. White Australia tries to keep him on the losing side in the boxing tents, pubs and gaols.

Charlie Thomas fights for education, justice, hope and love - to make his side the winning side.

Author bio:

Peter Corris is well known for his Cliff Hardy stories - The Empty Beach and Heroin Annie - and The Winning Side will not disappoint his readers.

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9780868617855
Table Of Contents: Young Charlie

Charlie's War

Ringside Charlie

Fighting Charlie

Obituary
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: November 1989
Page Extent: 190
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Popular fiction