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by Luke Davies

‘There is only heroin, there is only Candy, the three of us adrift on the endless sea of love.’

Candy is a love story. It is also a harrowing investigation of the raw heart of addiction; its claustrophobia and momentum. From the heady narcissism of the narrator’s first days with his new lover, Candy, and the relative innocence of their shared habit, Candy charts their decline when smack becomes the total and only focus of their lives.

#94 in  Australia’s Top 100 Favourite Homegrown Reads


01 June, 1998

About Luke Davies

Luke Davies was born in Sydney in 1962. He has worked variously as a truck driver, teacher and journalist. Luke Davies' collection of poetry Absolute Event Horizon was shortlisted for the 1995 Turnbull Fox Phillips poetry prize. His 1997 novel Candy was filmed in 2006 by Neil Armfield to their co-written screenplay: the film Candy starred Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish.

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