Exploded View

Author(s): Carrie Tiffany

Aust Fiction

Must a girl always be a part?

How can she become a whole?

In the late 1970s, in the forgotten outer suburbs, a girl has her hands in the engine of a Holden. A sinister new man has joined the family. He works as a mechanic and operates an unlicensed repair shop at the back of their block.

The family is under threat. The girl reads the Holden workshop manual for guidance. She resists the man with silence, then with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives - in the engine of the car.

Spare, poetic and intensely visual, Exploded View is the powerful new novel from the author of Everyman's Rules for Scientific Living and Mateship with Birds - one of Australia's most celebrated writers and winner of the inaugural Stella Prize.

Exploded View, the follow-up to the Stella Prize-winning Mateship with Birds, is brilliant, unique and disturbing in equal measures. A story of a family in crisis, Tiffany's terse prose conveys the urgency with which the unnamed narrator lives her life. Trapped , literally and figuratively, on the outskirts of suburbia, the novel's epic road journey and shattering conclusion will leave you thinking long afterwards. Recommended for fans of Australian fiction such as The Choke and Islands. Gavin


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Longlisted Miles Franklin Award 2020

Shortlisted Christina Stead Award for Fiction 2020

Longlisted ABIA Awards 2020

General Fields

  • : 9781922268662
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.184
  • : November 2019
  • : ---length:- '19.8'width:- '12.9'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 192
  • : English
  • : 2020
  • : Paperback
  • : Carrie Tiffany