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Arnold Gold, married, two teenage children, wants to write a satire on pornography. But he feels constrained by the domestic demands of suburban Melbourne, and rents a room in Kuta, Bali. Now at last he can devote all his time to “Monica’s Mouth”. But of course, it is not to be. His new life is increasingly taken up by Dutch tourists, Australian Greeks, some decidedly odd religious fringe-dwellers and a beguiling local lady, who threatens to pull out the rug from under his existing marriage. Through her he also gets mixed up with Indonesian politics, the Australian media and a bloke he once thought of as a good friend. “Monica’s Mouth” slips further and further into the background and Arnold breaks through into a completely new dimension. It could happen to anyone.
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Arnold Gold, married, two teenage children, wants to write a satire on pornography. But he feels constrained by the domestic demands of suburban Melbourne, and rents a room in Kuta, Bali. Now at last he can devote all his time to “Monica’s Mouth”. But of course, it is not to be. His new life is increasingly taken up by Dutch tourists, Australian Greeks, some decidedly odd religious fringe-dwellers and a beguiling local lady, who threatens to pull out the rug from under his existing marriage. Through her he also gets mixed up with Indonesian politics, the Australian media and a bloke he once thought of as a good friend. “Monica’s Mouth” slips further and further into the background and Arnold breaks through into a completely new dimension. It could happen to anyone.

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About Steve

STEVE BROOK is a retired journalist with six successful novels still on the market.

McQuail (2003), Bali Sugar (2004), Now Hit Enter! (2009), For Sam (2009), Death by Teatowel (2011), Smash the White Eagle! (2013).

There is also a political memoir, Strawberries...

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