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Zig Zag Street

by Nick Earls

Here I am, on a work day of some importance, riding out of town in a cab with a babe I’ve just concussed with footwear.

Richard Derrington is twenty-eight and single. More single than he’d like to be. More single than he’d expected to be, and not coping well. Since Anna trashed him six months ago he’s been trying to find his way again. He’s doing his job badly, he’s playing tennis badly, his renovating attempts haven’t got past the verandah, and he’s wondering when things are going to change.

Zigzag Street covers six weeks of Richard’s life in Brisbane’s Red Hill. Six weeks of rumination, chaos, poor judgement, interpersonal clumsiness…and, eventually, hope.


01 December, 2000


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