Boy on Fire

Boy on Fire The Young Nick Cave

Paperback (04 Mar 2021)

  • $23.79
Add to basket

Includes delivery to USA

10+ copies available online - Usually dispatched within 24 hours


An intensely beautiful, profound and poetic biography of the formative years of the dark prince of rock 'n' roll, Boy on Fire is Nick Cave's creation story, a portrait of the artist first as a boy, then as a young man. A deeply insightful work which charts his family, friends, influences, milieu and, most of all, his music, it reveals how Nick Cave shaped himself into the extraordinary artist he would become. A powerful account of a singular, uncompromising artist, Boy on Fire is also a vivid and evocative rendering of a time and place, from the fast-running dark rivers and ghost gums of country-town Australia to the torn wallpaper, sticky carpet and manic energy of the nascent punk scene which hit staid 1970s Melbourne like an atom bomb. Boy on Fire is a stunning biographical achievement.

Book information

ISBN: 9781838953706
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub date:
Language: English
Sales rank: 38285
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 700g
Height: 156mm
Width: 232mm
Spine width: 34mm