Hidden at the bottom of the world is a quiet seaside town where the beach is sunny, the tea is hot, the locals are friendly, and everyone loves comics.
When reporter Leonard Batts turns up in Hicksville looking for the inside story on the town’s most famous export, comic book megastar Dick Burger, he expects a simple tale of local boy made good. Instead he finds a town full of wonders and surprises and a dark mysterious secret no-one’s willing to share.
First published in 1998 to wide acclaim, Hicksville is a wryly funny story about the dangerous business of art and a haunting meditation on longing and regret, on getting lost and finding your way home. This is the new edition (2010) with brand-new 13-page introduction (in comics form).
264 page softcover Victoria University Press
(W/A) Dylan Horrocks