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.
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