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Ebook Three Dollars by Elliot Perlman read! Book Title: Three Dollars
The author of the book: Elliot Perlman
Edition: Random House Australia
Date of issue: September 28th 2011
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Language: English
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The groundbreaking novel about economic rationalism and its effect on good, honest people.

At once humorous and dramatic, Three Dollars is about Eddie, an honest, compassionate man who finds himself, at the age of 38, with a wife, a child and three dollars. How did he get that way? And who is Amanda?

He cared about people; he was, Amanda notwithstanding, a good husband, father and son. At any other time the world would have smiled on him. But this was the nineties and the world valued other things.

Three Dollars chronicles the present breach of the social contract and its effect on a home near you. It is a brilliantly deft portrait of a man attempting to retain his humanity, his family and his sense of humour in grim and pitiless times: times of downsizing, outsourcing and privatising. It is about the legacy of Thatcherism and its effects on people and their relationships.

'Few novels ever dare to fuse emotional and economic life with the passionate intelligence of this one' -- Independent (UK)


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Ebook Three Dollars read Online! Elliot Perlman is an Australian author and barrister. He has written two novels and one short story collection. His work "condemns the economic rationalism that destroys the humanity of ordinary people when they are confronted with unemployment and poverty". This is not surprising in a writer who admires Raymond Carver and Graham Greene because they "write with quite a strong moral centre and a strong sense of compassion". However, he says that "Part of my task is to entertain readers. I don't want it to be propaganda at all. I don't think that for something to be political fiction it has to offer an alternative, I think just a social critique is enough". He describes himself, in fact, as being interested in "the essence of humanity" and argued that exploring this often means touching on political issues.

Perlman often uses music, and song lyrics, in his work to convey an idea or mood, or to give a sense of who a character is. However, he recognises that this "is a bit of a risk because the less familiar the reader is with the song, the smaller the pay off.


Reviews of the Three Dollars


EVAN

Best among ordinary

LEWIS

A hard book, obviously not for everyone.

VIOLET

This needs to be read to each

GEORGE

An interesting book, not like the other

MARTHA

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