By Wayne Macauley
Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Wayne Macauley's first novel, is a bitingly darkish tackle the nice 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 via a dream: the promise of a highway resulting in a brand new suburb north of the town. the homes are equipped, however the highway by no means comes. one after the other, the dreamers depart, until eventually just a small, hardcore crew 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 selection to stick until the top, no matter what, every time, that's. however the gurus 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 twine at the hours of darkness and struggling with to get out until morning. The extra I struggled, the extra it obtained less than my skin.' Bulletin
'A salutary fantasy in regards to the horrors watching for our disaffected sleek citizenry...lasting visible pictures and resonant symbolism.' Sydney Morning Herald
'Bewitching...ethereal...hallucinatory...In an period while many Australian novelists are enjoying it safe...Wayne Macauley is an bold expertise worthy watching.' Wet Ink
'Tapping the hidden middle of a distinct Australia...this is unique Australian writing at its best.' Courier Mail
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Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe by Wayne Macauley