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By Wayne Macauley

ISBN-10: 1922079111

ISBN-13: 9781922079114

Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Wayne Macauley's first novel, is a bitingly darkish tackle the good Australian dream. Fable-like, without problems readable and finally relocating, it exhibits us the intensity of Macauley's talent.

Bram and his fellow citizens are drawn through a dream: the promise of a highway resulting in a brand new suburb north of town. the homes are equipped, however the highway by no means comes. one after the other, the dreamers go away, until eventually just a small, hardcore workforce is left, together with Bram, One-eyed Michael, and Michael's self-possessed daughter Jodie. because the disused homes fall apart round them they barricade themselves in. they've got a gun, a bulldozer, and a hellbent choice to stick until eventually the top, no matter what, at any time when, that's. however the experts produce other ideas.

Wayne Macauley is a Melbourne author. he's the writer of 3 hugely acclaimed novels, Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Caravan Story and The Cook.

'Wayne Macauley has the soul of a poet and his surreal novella is stunningly written...It is a satire of beautiful poise and confidence...If extra Australian literature was once of this calibre, we might be laughing.' Age

'[It was once] like falling right into a bale of barbed cord in the dead of night and struggling with to get out until morning. The extra I struggled, the extra it received less than my skin.' Bulletin

'A salutary myth concerning the horrors looking forward to our disaffected sleek citizenry...lasting visible pictures and resonant symbolism.' Sydney Morning Herald

'Bewitching...ethereal...hallucinatory...In an period whilst many Australian novelists are taking part in it safe...Wayne Macauley is an bold expertise worthy watching.' Wet Ink

'Tapping the hidden center of a unique Australia...this is unique Australian writing at its best.' Courier Mail

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