Read by The Sandman.
'Pleasant Avenue' is based on the Triple J radio serial of the same name. It has been developed from surveillance notes "The Sandman" kept in a pink box at the back of his wardrobe during his 21st year. The story begins two weeks before his 21st birthday when he overhears a loud noise at the Gumleys (his next door neighbours). What he sees when he investigates is so curious he decides to place the Gumleys under observation. The deeper he digs the weirder the Gumleys appear . . .
'Pleasant Avenue' is Sandy's rite of passage. He discovers secrets give you power and having money stretches your pants. We encounter gambling, assault, sex, death, mental decay, treason, a 21st birthday party, more eavesdropping than you can poke a stick at, and yet, in true Sandman style, nothing seems to happen.
There are more characters and more similes than ever before, but by the time the plastic lid is removed from the tupperware container that is Pleasant Avenue, we find the same unsatisfying vegetables inside. Perfect.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 12 / 1999
- 63 x 102mm