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Author Rawson, Jane, author

Title A wrong turn at the office of unmade lists / Jane Rawson

Published Melbourne, Vic. : Transit Lounge, 2013
Melbourne : Transit Lounge, 2013


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 MELB  827.04 R2622 A6/W  AVAILABLE
Description 319 pages ; 23 cm
regular print
Summary It is 1997 in San Francisco and Simon and Sarah have been sent on a quest to see America: they must stand at least once in every 25-foot square of the country. Decades later, in an Australian city that has fallen on hard times, Caddy is camped by the Maribyrnong River, living on small change from odd jobs, ersatz vodka and memories. She was sick of being hot, dirty, broke and alone. Caddy's future changes shape when her friend, Ray, stumbles across some well-worn maps, including one of San Francisco, and their lives connect with those of teenagers Simon and Sarah in ways that are unexpected and profound. A meditation on happiness where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both highly original and eminently readable
Analysis Australian
Notes SPN Most Underrated Book Award, 2014
Subject Australian fiction -- 21st century.
Australian fiction.
Maps -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Fiction.
Teenagers -- Juvenile fiction.
Maps -- Fiction.
Australia -- Fiction.
Melbourne (Vic.) -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Science fiction.
LC no. 2013433563
ISBN 9781921924439 (paperback)