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Author Okine, Matt, author

Title Being black 'n chicken, and chips / Matt Okine
Published Sydney, NSW : Hachette Australia, 2019


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Description 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary Mike Amon is a regular teenager. All he wants is to fit in. He wants to sit at the cool bench. He wants to be a star athlete. He wants his first kiss. He also wants his mum to survive. When his mum is suddenly diagnosed with advanced breast and brain cancer, Mike knows it's a long shot, but if he manages to achieve his dreams, maybe it'll give his mum enough strength to beat an incurable disease. In the meantime, he has to live with his African dad whom he doesn't really know, a man who has strange foreign ways - and who Mike doesn't really feel comfortable sharing his teenage desires and deepest fears with. He doesn't even want to think about what it might mean if his mum never comes home from the hospital. Based on his award-winning stand-up show, and the loss of his own mother when he was 12, Matt Okine's coming-of-age novel, Being Black n Chicken and Chips, is a funny, heart-warming, and sometimes surreal look at how young people deal with grief, the loss of loved ones, and becoming an adult - all whilst desperately trying to fit in with the other kids
Notes A novel -- On cover
Based on Matt Okine's award-winning stand-up show..--on backcover
Subject Adolescence -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Australia -- Fiction
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Fiction
Mothers and sons -- Fiction
Grief -- Fiction
Coming of age -- Australia -- Fiction
Australian fiction
Grief -- Juvenile fiction
Adolescence -- Juvenile fiction
Teenage boys -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction
Cancer -- Patients -- Family relationships -- Juvenile fiction
Mothers and sons -- Juvenile fiction
Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
Coming of age -- Australia -- Juvenile fiction
Young adult fiction
Conduct of life -- Fiction
Teenage boys -- Fiction
Racially mixed people -- Fiction
Mothers -- Cancer -- Fiction
Genre/Form Psychological fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Australian fiction
Australian fiction
Reading nook.
ISBN 9780733641688
Other Titles Being black 'n chicken, & chips : a novel
Being black and chicken, and chips