- 330 p. ; 24 cm.
- "A novel of student politics"--Cover.Sydney University is Australia's pre-eminent finishing school for politicians, and its Students' Representative Council is the nursery where generations of future leaders have cut their first dodgy preference deals and performed their first backstabbings. Comrades is the story of one student President, Eddie O'Hara, and the brutal struggle to replace him. The election is contested as fiercely as though it were for President of the United States, not Sydney University. This book is also an affectionate portrait of student life, with its lofty idealism, constant hedonism and irrepressible humour.