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Exploded View

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?

Carrie Tiffany
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...

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‘This is a powerful book and can’t be ignored.’

‘An adolescent girl’s terrifying tale of family life; I have never read a novel like Exploded View.’

‘Superbly controlled, like dark, secret music rising from an abyss.’

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  • Exploded View
    ISBN: 9781925774221
    5 March 2019
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