Kisses of the Enemy

TitleKisses of the Enemy
Year for Search1987
AuthorsHall, Rodney (b. 1935)
Date Published1987
PublisherPenguin Australia
Place PublishedRingwood, VIC, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author, English author, Male author
Annotation

Near future dystopia. Much of the novel follows the political career of the first President of the Republic of Australia, who seems to be primarily interested in power for its own sake. Wealth dominates Australia. Corruption. Drugs. Other strands follow individuals, including the President’s wife and child, those political dependent on him, a growing opposition movement, and figures from Australia’s past.

Additional Publishers

U. S. ed. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988. U. K. ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1989.

Holding Institutions

A, PSt

Author Note

The author (b. 1935) was born in England and moved to Australia after World War II.

Full Text

1987 Hall, Rodney (b. 1935). Kisses of the Enemy. Ringwood, VIC, Australia: Penguin Australia. U. S. ed. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1988. U. K. ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1989. A, PSt

Near future dystopia. Much of the novel follows the political career of the first President of the Republic of Australia, who seems to be primarily interested in power for its own sake. Wealth dominates Australia. Corruption. Drugs. Other strands follow individuals, including the President’s wife and child, those politically dependent on him, a growing opposition movement, and figures from Australia’s past. The author was born in England and moved to Australia after World War II.