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The Art of the Engine Driver : A&R Australian Classics - Steven Carroll

The Art of the Engine Driver

A&R Australian Classics

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Published: 1st January 2014
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Book Description

As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, 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 their lives: a bully, a drunk, a lonely wife, 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 lives, told with extraordinary power.

About the Author

Steven Carroll was born in Melbourne and grew up in Glenroy. He went to La Trobe University and taught English in high schools before playing in bands in the 1970s. After leaving the music scene he began writing as a playwright and became the theatre critic for The Sunday Age. He has recently given up his lecturing post at RMIT to write full time and lives in Brunswick, Victoria.

ISBN: 9780732297466
ISBN-10: 073229746X
Series: A&R classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st January 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29