Blueprints for a Barbed-wire Canoe

Author(s): Wayne Macauley

Australian Fiction

Bram and his fellow residents are drawn by a dream: the promise of a freeway leading to a new suburb north of the city. The houses are built, but the freeway never comes. One by one, the dreamers leave, until only a small, hardcore group is left - including Bram, One-eyed Michael, and Michael's self-possessed daughter Jodie. As the disused houses crumble around them they barricade themselves in. They have a gun, a bulldozer, and a hellbent determination to stay till the end, whatever, whenever, that is. But the authorities have other ideas. Blueprints for a Barbed-wire Canoe is a bitingly dark take on the great Australian dream. Fable-like, effortlessly readable and ultimately moving, it shows us in full measure the depth of Macauley's talent.


Product Information

* Well-priced B format editions * Author will be a guest of several major literary festivals in 2012 * Online banner ads on literary websites * Print advertising in literary publications * Social media campaign * Consumer marketing campaign including promotions and giveaways to run in literary magazines * Featured in the Text newsletters and on the Text website

'A salutary fable about the horrors awaiting our disaffected modern citizenry... lasting visual images and resonant symbolism.' - Sydney Morning Herald

Wayne Macauley is the author of the novel Caravan Story and the short-fiction collection Other Stories.

General Fields

  • : 9781922079114
  • : Text Publishing Co
  • : The Text Publishing Company
  • : June 2012
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 224
  • : Wayne Macauley
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A823.00