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The Resource The Art of the Engine Driver

The Art of the Engine Driver

Label
The Art of the Engine Driver
Title
The Art of the Engine Driver
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Summary
On a hot summer's night in the 1950s, the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide - and nobody will be left unaffected. As a passenger train leaves Spencer Street Station on its haul to Sydney, a family of three - Vic, Rita and their son Michael - are off to a party. George Bedser has invited the whole neighbourhood to celebrate the engagement of his daughter. Vic is an engine driver, with dreams of being like his hero Paddy Ryan and becoming the master of the smooth ride. As the neighbours walk to the party, we are drawn into the lives of a bully, a drunk, a restless girl and a young boy forced to grow up before he is ready. THE ART OF THE ENGINE DRIVER is a luminous and evocative tale of ordinary suburban lives, told with an extraordinary power. 'Subtle, true and profoundly touching' Le Monde 'Exquisitely crafted ... fresh and irresistible' Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges 'A little masterpiece' Hessische Allgemeine Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2002 Shortlisted for the Prix Femina Etranger, 2005
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Steven Carroll
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dictionaries
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Literary Criticism / General
Label
The Art of the Engine Driver
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Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006889
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781743099681
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Art of the Engine Driver
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300006889
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781743099681
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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