FLY by Ann Witherall
Ever wondered what living in a Melbourne squat was like in the 1980s? FLY is a raw and vivid insight into that grungy underworld.
Rejected by suburbia for being a freak, Agro runs away to find acceptance in the hardcore punk scene, where mates and music are everything. Moving from squat to squat she and her friends battle thugs, prostitute rings, police raids, bikie gangs and thieving speed addicts. Despite the bleakness of their lifestyle they live by a code of loyalty, one that is all important and separate from the world that rejected Agro. In her desperate struggle for acceptance she is drawn back to her violent past. Only this time being a freak is no disadvantage.
The beginning to a disturbingly real saga that slams to a genuine Melbourne beat with real bands, real venues and real attitude FLY is an empowering story of hardship, strength and finally acceptance. Its unique description of punk culture comes from one who lived and believed it.