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The Courier's New Bicycle

Label
The Courier's New Bicycle
Title
The Courier's New Bicycle
Statement of responsibility
Kim Westwood
Title variation
couriers new bicycle
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A beautifully written story of the near-future and its murky underworld ... A beautifully written story of the near future and its murky underworld ... Salisbury Forth is a courier of contraband in the alleyways of inner Melbourne, a city of fuel rationing, rolling power outages and curfews. It's a stressful life, post-pandemic. A vaccine dispensed Australia-wide is causing mass infertility, and the government has banned all remedies except prayer. Vigilantes prowl for transgressors while the pious gather like moths under the streetlights at dusk. then someone starts trading tainted hormones on the boss's patch. Salisbury must find whoever is trying to destroy the business before everything goes belly up ... Praise for Kim Westwood: 'a stylist, with a line in lyricism, and a nice sense of humour ... a richly peopled canvas' SUNDAY AGE 'a gorgeous journey, a strong declaration of the arrival of a distinctive voice in Australian literature' COURIER MAIL 'beautiful, unsettling' AUStRALIAN BOOK REVIEW
Summary
Salisbury Forth is a courier of bootleg goods in the alleyways of inner Melbourne, a city of fuel rationing, rolling power outages and curfews. It's a stressful life, post-pandemic. A vaccine that was dispensed Australia-wide has messed with human endocrinology and left people scrambling for fertility cures like adulterers for clothes. This would be fine for the hormone business, except the Nation First party is in government and has banned all remedies... except prayer. Now the prayer groups are everywhere, gathering under streetlights at dusk and in silent vigil outside the homes of those deemed socially transgressive -- Sal being one. But this bike courier is in love and with a well-paying job, so life is not all bad; until someone starts trading suss hormones on Sal's patch. Not only that, the stuff is stamped with the boss's Quality Assured logo. Sal needs to find whoever is trying to destroy the business before it all goes belly up...
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Award
  • Aurealis Awards, Best Science Fiction Novel, 2011.
  • Ditmar Award, 2012.
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Cataloging source
ANL
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Westwood, Kim
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Courier's New Bicycle
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86c86e13-c6c8-4d58-ac6d-2ed4cf1799b9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780730497714
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Courier's New Bicycle
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:86c86e13-c6c8-4d58-ac6d-2ed4cf1799b9
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780730497714
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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