Down The Hume
By Peter Polites
A confronting and powerful novel from an exciting new voice - for lovers of Christos Tsiolkas (LOADED) and Luke Davies (CANDY).
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.
Peter Polites is a writer of Greek descent from Western Sydney. As part of the SWEATSHOP writers collective, Peter has written and performed pieces all over Australia. Alongside SMH Best Young Novelists Luke Carman and Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Polites wrote and performed THREE JERKS - a spoken word piece about the Cronulla riots - to sellout crowds in Sydney and Melbourne. He has recently been commissioned to write a play about the migrant experience in Western Sydney for Sydney Festival, to be performed in 2017. DOWN THE HUME is his first novel.
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29 Jun 2017
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Gritty novel of a Sydney I've never seen before. — Kali Napier, Netgalley
smart and pleasantly unnerving — Oliver Driscoll, Books+Publishing
Polites' novel ultimately offers a riotous vision of an authentically multicultural Australia that One Nation - and increasingly the far right of the LNP - cannot accept. This makes Down the Hume essential reading in these times of "border protection". — The Saturday Paper
Feature TO COME — FBi's Book Club
A novel of addiction, secrets and misplaced love, this is an Australian debut not to be missed + Competition — Queensland Times
Hume is a robust study of ethnic, class and sexual identities that intersect in contemporary Australia + Article — Nathan Smith, Weekend Australian
an edgy debut novel — Shelley Hadfield, Herald Sun
Book of the week — Stellar