Author(s): Damian McDonald
Patrick White, a small-time crim, is struggling to make sense of his life in the suburbs. Meeting Sonja, the daughter of a Russian migrant, makes him see that there is hope to make more of his life and create his own luck. Mohammed and his mates spend time cruising the streets looking for girls, he feels invincible and powerful in the suburbs and will push his luck with anything that comes his way. the lives of these characters intersect in the sprawling suburbs of western Sydney, a place where the luck begins to trickle out and where lives will change irrevocably. Luck in the Greater West offers a compelling insight into a world Australian literature doesn't often visit.
ABC Books, 2007. A trade paperback copy in very good condition.