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All Joe Deegan ever wanted was a quiet, simple life in a reasonably organic environment. So naturally he comes to HEAVEN UStraylia seeking healing, enlightenment and a little lie down on an unspoilt beach - where it finally dawns on him that, while life could be completely miraculous, time remained unbearably short. And with expensive guidance from his accountant/guru things were going really well ... until the occasion of Joe's 50th birthday. In quick succession he nearly drowns in the surf, virtually throws away an undemanding, well paid job, and almost destroys the perfect relationship. When it looks as though his modest fibro cottage is about to be swamped by dozens of pink and lilac cluster town houses, the beautiful birthday starts to go seriously pear shaped. . .
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About the Author
Paul Davies is an award winning screenwriter, editor and playwright who has written for many TV series from "Homicide" and "The Sullivans" to "Stingers" and "Something in the Air". He also helped spark the site-specific theatre movement in Melbourne with TheatreWorks' production of his first play "Storming Mont Albert By Tram" staged on board a 'really moving' Melbourne tram. What became known as "The Tram Show" played over a dozen years to packed trams in Melbourne and Adelaide, generating around a million dollars at the box office (on today's figures) and trambulating a total distance that would have taken its nightly audiences halfway around the world. "The Tram Show's" success lead to an outbreak of 'location theatre' in Melbourne throughout the 1980s including three other plays: "Breaking Up In Balwyn" (on a riverboat), Living Rooms (in an historic mansion) and Full House/No Vacancies (a boarding house). He has also co-written five feature films: "Neil Lynn" (with David Baker in 1984), plus "Traps" (1985), "All That is Solid" (1988) and "One Way Street" (1990) with John Hughes. He wrote and directed the short feature "Exits" (with Pat Laughren in 1980) and has published articles, reviews, stories and interviews in Metro, Cinema Papers, Cantrill's Filmnotes, The Journal, and Australasian Drama Studies.