Jon Doust


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Jon Doust was born in Bridgetown (WA) into a farming/retailing family and worked in both until he was old enough to know better.
He should have done well in school and studied law but he found himself without the necessary marks, and working in a bank. Asked to leave he stumbled back to the family farm and shop, then travelled, then studied, then worked as a journalist and used his funny bone to some success in comedy.
Now, an aging adult, he is best known as a writer, professional speaker, big ideas inspirer and community projects facilitator. In the early 2000s, he studied Jungian philosophy and subsequently became an accredited deliverer of Jungian psychological theories.
He is the author of three novels for adults: Boy on a Wire
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Conversation with an old home-town friend



I suppose you’re with all the climate change delusionals?
Bob, can I ask you a question? You remember Googilup Brook?
Of course, ran right through town.
I know you lived on the Boyup Brook side, but when I walked home from school I had to cross it every day and you could put your hand in and pull out a pygmy perch, a minnow, or a gilgie. You seen it lately?
It’s a filthy ditch, full of rubbish.
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Average rating: 3.8 · 99 ratings · 23 reviews · 9 distinct worksSimilar authors
Boy on a Wire

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To the Highlands

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Magpie Mischief

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Return Ticket

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“From the opening sentence, it is clear that we are in the presence of a writer with a distinctive voice and uncanny ability to capture the bewilderment and burgeoning anger of a boy struggling to remain true to himself while navigating the hypocritical system he finds himself trapped in … what makes Boy on a Wire much more than a bleak coming-of-age story is Doust’s sharp wit. “Justice not only prevails at Grammar School, it is rampant.” If you know an angry teenager, give this to him.’ — The Age”
Jon Doust, Boy on a Wire

“…a hilarious, angry and sympathetic portrait of boys behaving badly, teeming with sadistic bullies, imperfect heroes, adolescent onanists and ice-cream gorging hedonists.’— The West Australian”
Jon Doust, Boy on a Wire

“The novel is apparently autobiographical and is being publicised as such but Doust has done with his material what so many autobiographical novelists fail to do: he has turned it into a shapely story, with no extraneous material or diversions and with an absolutely consistent and convincing narrative voice.’ — Sydney Morning Herald”
Jon Doust, Boy on a Wire

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