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Art of the Engine Driver, The


Art of the Engine Driver, The

SKU: 9780732288983 Category: Product ID: 21716


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Title: Art of the Engine Driver, The
Publication date: 01/11/2008
Price: $23.00
Publishing status: Active

On a hot summer’s night in the 1950s, the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide – and nobody will be left unaffected. As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, a family of three – Vic, Rita and their son Michael – are off to a party. George Bedser has invited the whole neighbourhood to celebrate the engagement of his daughter. Vic is an engine driver, with dreams of being like his hero Paddy Ryan and becoming the master of the smooth ride. As the neighbours walk to the party, we are drawn into the lives of a bully, a drunk, a restless girl and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready. THE ART OF THE ENGINE DRIVER is a luminous and evocative tale of ordinary suburban lives, told with an extraordinary power. ‘Subtle, true and profoundly touching’ Le Monde ‘Exquisitely crafted … fresh and irresistible’ Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges ‘A little masterpiece’ Hessische Allgemeine Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2002 Shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger, 2005

ISBN: 9780732288983
Weight: 210gr
Dimension: 198mm X 128mm

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Weight 210 g
Dimensions 198 × 128 × 20 mm