A Better Class of Sunset: Collected Works of Christopher Pearson
Edited by Nick Cater and Helen Baxendale
Introduction by Tony Abbott and Jack Snelling
Hardback, 500 Pages
There has never been a writer quite like Christopher Pearson. A Better Class of Sunset brings together Pearson’s enduring columns and essays, chronicling the twists and turns of Australian cultural life over three intriguing decades. From climate change to homosexuality and the welfare of Indigenous Australians, Pearson was an unflagging champion of unfashionable causes, a conscientious objector to political correctness and a skilled dissector of muddle-headed arguments. They reveal a true man of letters with a rare literary voice; passionate, moving and often very funny, Pearson’s thinking seldom strays from his abiding principles. For all those who aspire to be members of what Pearson called Club Sensible, A Better Class of Sunset is an indispensable addition to the bookshelf.