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Gray, Stephen J. (1999). Lungfish. Darwin: NTU Press.

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Author Gray, Stephen J.
Title Lungfish
Place of Publication Darwin
Publisher NTU Press
Publication Year 1999
ISBN 1876248343   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
HERDC Category J2 - Minor written or recorded work (internal)
Abstract Alex Lungwicz is a young newly-qualified Melbourne lawyer unwilling to slot into the groove. He has left Melbourne and come to Darwin on Australia's northern frontier, to work as a 'lawman in a lawless town'. Like his half-developed namesake, the lungfish, trapped in an evolutionary glitch between water and earth, Alex feels unable to adapt to his new environment. Instead he discovers in the tropical hothouse fecundity of Darwin, that he is 'in the shark tank now'. In pellucid, elegant prose this novel chronicles the events and relationships that help him find direction.
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