"The reputation of Tariq’s school is so bad that the department of education is threatening to close it down. To save it, the principal decides to sign up some of the lads from Punchbowl to a footy competition. They will just have to team up with some boys from Cronulla – a daunting prospect for both teams who are convinced that they have nothing in common with each other. Rawah Arja dismantles toxic masculinity with humour, sport and compassion, giving her characters positive male role models to lean on. It’s a punchy debut novel beautifully portraying Sydney’s lifestyle in all its complexity and diversity. A new classic in the genre!" – Léa
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