Cover art for Down The Hume
Hachette, February 2017
Softcover, 272 pages
13.6cm × 20.9cm × 2cm

Down The Hume

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Polites' writing is unpretentious, spare, sharp. Peter's voice is raw, casual, genuine. This is urban storytelling at its best - Maxine Beneba Clarke on Peter Polites.

A contemporary noir novel, Down The Hume explores the nature of obsession and addiction. Hedonistic, confronting and heartbreaking - this story will not only drag you along at a rapid pace - it will tear you in two.

Recommended by Bill

Bill is the Buyer for Boffins, so blame him when you don’t find the book you want. He reads widely, particularly non-fiction, and reviews books most Fridays at around 12.30 pm on radio 6PR.

This gritty novel set in the west of Sydney introduces a world of migrants, disconnected youth, gay sex and drugs. It’s a powerful and unsettling novel about identity and addiction, with great narrative energy. Highly recommended.

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