Site Matters by Daniel D. Davidson978-1-922542-92-2, 978-1-922628-12-1
Site Matters: Tales of ordinary madness from an installation site Down Under
Daniel D. Davidson
'Don, would you happen to know the difference between a snob and a knob?'
'F****d if I know, mate ... You're the only Pom around, Ken. You're the bloody expert ...'
Ken is a poised, polite, globetrotting British engineer and acute observer of human behaviour. He is the site manager for the Italian company Ital Pai(n) at a huge installation site named Garn-o, close to Brisbane, Down Under.
On site, along with his right-hand man Don (a foul-mouthed, blunt, and fair dinkum Aussie-to-the-core), his left-hand man Razza-The-Nutter (a beyond bizarre and seemingly nuts-to-the-cube lunatic), and a host of other unconventional and memorable characters, Ken guides us with fast-paced, sparkling wit and engaging contemplation through the maddest, oddest, and greatest working site he has ever been to around the world.
Filled with all types of humour, Site Matters is a knockabout tale revolving around the improbable, tease-driven friendship between Ken, Don and Razza and the peculiar acts and manners of Australia's working class - providing an insightful cross section of it whilst also bringing to light a particular form of Aussie identity.
And while Site Matters keeps going, it also gives a good idea on how a young "son-of-the-boss" gets to learn what real life is all about when faced with "living on site".
Throughout its chronicles, Site Matters will often leave you in stitches. It will also leave you to reflect about the many struggles, hopes, and convictions experienced and held by a part of our society not that much talked about in literature.
All along the way, Site Matters will keep a nice smile on your face.
And that alone is worth the whole journey ...
Trim size: 6 x 9 (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Page count: 310
Internal pages: B&W