Boys to men

By Andrew Janes In Commentary

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26th February, 2005
Mal Lange's rugged dental topography bears graphic testament to an eventful youth. Almost every one of his front teeth protrudes from his gums at a slightly different angle, creating a geometric effect akin to the carefully gelled hairstyle popular among many short-haired, fashion-conscious men. Growing up rough in the Waikato town of Cambridge, Mal did a few "burgs" and got into more than a few fights. Just two weeks after his 17th birthday, he became a father. A year later, Mal and Anita - the mother of his child - parted ways. Lange shot through to the Gold Coast, but returned to ...

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