Everyone has a Byron Bay story; everyone who's ever been to Byron knows the utopian promise of the place.
Wayne Grogan's Vale Byron Bay offers up this same promise and turns it on its head. Set during the early 1970s upheaval in the area when the hippies, the Jesus generation and the drug economy converged, Vale Byron Bay is about a working town reshaped by the spiritual seekers and the criminals who determined its fate.
The definitive Byron experience - albeit a haunting one - is all here in this big, bold novel by one of Australia's most powerful and original new voices, ex-wharfie Wayne Grogan, author of the award winning Junkie Pilgrim.
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