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The door opens and Dorothy Price walks in. I haven’t seen her since primary school when she was one of the flat chests, one of the unchosen, ignored by Harris, the sleazy teacher of Grade Seven. Fat Arty looks up. I look up. Dorothy Price has grown up in a well-rounded, curvy way and she has a new smell, or I am smelling for the first time. Something strange stirs inside me.
Boy on a Wire
is a coming-of-age memoir set in 1960s Australia which is a brutally sad yet hilarious insight into life in a boys’ boarding school.
Boy on a Wire (Fremantle Press, 2009, ISBN 9781921361456).