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A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic’s workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car.
Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood.
Must a girl always be a part—how can she become a whole?
About the Author
Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her first novel, Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living (2005), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier's Award for Fiction.
Mateship with Birds (2011) was also shortlisted for many awards and won the inaugural Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier's Literary Awards. Carrie lives and works in Melbourne.
"Superbly controlled, like dark, secret music rising from an abyss."
"An adolescent girl's terrifying tale of family life; I have never read a novel like Exploded View."
"This is a powerful book and can't be ignored."
Books + Publishing
ISBN: 9781925773415 ISBN-10: 1925773418 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 160 Published: 5th March 2019 Publisher: Text Publishing Co Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.3
Weight (kg): 0.32