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Author Shanahan, Brendan, 1976-

Title The secret life of the Gold Coast / Brendan Shanahan
Published Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin, 2004

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Description xiv, 287 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1 In paradise -- 2 Barefoot and pregnant -- 3 Trouble in paradise -- 4 Enter the dragon -- 5 Nowhere to run -- 6 1-800 G-E-T-O-U-T-N-O-W -- 7 The garden of earthly resort features -- 8 Lifestyles of the rich and childless -- 9 Schoolies: when munchkins attack -- 10 The fourth-largest city of the future -- 11 I put a (sexy) spell on you -- 12 The kraken wakes -- 13 All the lonely people -- 14 Clan of the cave bear -- 15 Porn to run -- 16 Swing party down-under -- 17 Don't hit mummy -- 18 Flip out on level eight -- 19 Escape from pleasure island -- 20 I see dead people -- 21 Bonito sees death -- 22 Kane and the B3 nightclub spectacular -- 23 Rod and Todd -- 24 Fish roulette -- 25 Kane rane -- 26 Farewell to paradise
Summary In less than fifty years a tiny holiday town of fibro shacks and mangrove swamps has grown to become a city of almost a million people and an embodiment of our unquenchable lust for surf, sun and sand. Set against a background of marina developments for the near-dead, a rampant drug culture, the underground porn industry and the anarchy of schoolies week, this book is a disturbing but often comical expose that trawls the underbelly of Gold Coast life while pondering the elusive nature of Paradise and the unexpected consequences of our desires
Notes "A journey into the dark heart of paradise" --Cover
Subject Shanahan, Brendan, 1976- -- Travel -- Australia -- Queensland -- Ghana.
Shanahan, Brendan, 1976- -- Travel -- Australia -- Queensland -- Gold Coast
Shanahan, Brendan, 1976-
Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Description and travel.
Gold Coast (Qld.) -- Social conditions.
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