A New Zealand story that follows two young men, Rolly and Jim, as they’re hired and fired by hard-case bosses after spectacular mishaps. They find an injured dog and learn how to hunt pigs in the bush, but it’s down at the pub that the tales really fly, fuelled by plenty of the amber nectar, as real blokes out-do each other’s yarns about fishing, hunting, and the ones that got away. More
In the literary tradition of ‘good keen man’ Barry Crump, this book charts the single years of young Rolly, when having a good dog and a good mate were the most important things in life. After an unfortunate incident with a bulldozer and the boss’s car, Rolly and Jim hit the road to seek new adventures. They nurse an injured dog back to health and discover he’s a champion pig hunter, so life quickly revolves around learning to hunt and survive in the bush. The story of Rolly’s experiences are interwoven with yarns from fellas he meets at the pub – all hard-case guys with a wicked sense of fun and plenty of stories to tell. It’s a glimpse into rural New Zealand life in simpler times that will appeal to men of any age.