An original and unique literary tour-de-force, HIS STORY – A Novel Memoir – The Life and Times of Dick O’Toole is a blend of memoir, faction, fiction, and radical social and political history that is funny, tragic, playful, iconoclastic, and satirical. The revelations are profound, the humour is black, and the style is a breeze.Dick O’Toole is a rogue floundering on the assault course of life. His attempts at making the world a better place and his ‘doggedness’ in defending the underdog invariably lead to anguish and failure, but our protagonist comes up smelling of roses. Readers are advised to fasten their seat belts: they’re in for a wild ride. ‘A remarkable work of literature. The writing is swirling and chaotic, rarely in one place, a terrific collision of ideas and images, memories and diatribes. Gray isn’t afraid of playfulness. I like that in a writer. It shows good command. Make no mistake, we are in the hands of an accomplished writer - Glyn Parry’ - Townsville Bulletin, March 2013 About the AuthorNigel Gray is an author of extraordinary range. Some ninety of his books have been published – in all in twenty-four countries and twenty-seven languages.His children’s books run the gamut from picture book stories for preschoolers up to novels foryoung adults. Some of the most enduring titles include A Country Far Away; A Balloon for Grandad; I’ll Take You to Mrs Co≤ And Kangaroo Played His Didgeridoo; My Dog, My Cat, Mum and Me, and most recently, Doctor Frankenstein’s Other Monster, and Hercules, Champion of the World.His adult work includes novels, story collections, and non-fiction. As well as The Dickens Fellowship Award, and The Irish Post Award for Literature, his books have won four major international awards, been shortlisted for thirteen more, and have picked up sixteen furtherhonours in Australia, Europe, and the United States. He has three degrees including a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Western Australia.
A Novel Memoir - the Life and Times of Dick O'Toole