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The Resource The speechwriter, Martin McKenzie-Murray

The speechwriter, Martin McKenzie-Murray

Label
The speechwriter
Title
The speechwriter
Statement of responsibility
Martin McKenzie-Murray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In his fiction debut, erstwhile speechwriter and Saturday Paper journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray takes us on a frantic, funny, and surreal journey through the corridors of power. Toby, former speechwriter to the PM, has reached a new low- locked behind bars in a high-security prison, with sentient PlayStations storming the city outside, and the worst of Australia's criminals forcing him to ghost-write letters to their loved ones or have his spine repurposed as a coat-rack. How did he get here? From the vantage point of his prison cell, Toby pens his memoir, trying to piece together how he fell so far, all the while fielding the uninvited literary opinions of his murderous cellmate, Gary. What Toby unspools is a tale of twisted bureaucracy, public servants gone rogue, and the ever-present pervasive stench of rotting prawns (don't ask). Realising that his political career is far from the noble endeavour he'd once imagined it would be, Toby makes a bid for freedom ... before the terrible realisation dawns- it's impossible to get fired from the public service. Refusing to give up (or have to pay for his relocation fee), Toby's attempts to get fired grow more and more extreme, and he finds himself being propelled higher and higher through the ranks of bureaucracy
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKenzie-Murray, Martin
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Speechwriters
  • Journalists
  • Prisoners
  • Australia
  • Australian fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The speechwriter, Martin McKenzie-Murray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23854566
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781925713831
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
The speechwriter, Martin McKenzie-Murray
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23854566
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Australian edition.
Extent
221 pages
Isbn
9781925713831
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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