Steven Carroll The Art of the Engine Driver

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The Art of the Engine Driver

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There they are, still as a photograph, listening for the distant thud of the sun as it prepares to drop from the sky... On a hot summer's night, a family of three are off to a party in their bristling suburbia. But nothing is as it seems and soon we are walking with them through the past lives of a bully, a drunk and a disaffected youth. As the story of the neighbourhood unfolds the old and the new, diesel and steam, town and country all collide - and nobody will be left unaffected. The Art of the Engine Driver is a luminous and evocative take on ordinary suburban lives told with an extraordinary power and depth.

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Steven Carroll was born in Melbourne. His first novel, Remember Me, Jimmy James, was published in 1992. The Art of the Engine Driver (2001) and The Gift of Speed (2004) were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, which the final book in the trilogy, The Time We Have Taken, won in 2008. Steven Carroll lives in Melbourne with his partner and son.

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"Steven Carroll's subtly crafted novel is a poignant exploration of dashed hopes and suburban desperations...A rich and evocative novel with a strong sense of period." * Mail on Sunday * "An exquisitely crafted journey of Australian suburban life . . . fresh and irresistible" * Miles Franklin Literary Award Judges, 2002 * "Deceptively simple, this novel has a quiet force" * Sydney Morning Herald * "A veritable little gem . . . a beautiful discovery" * Elle France * "Subtle, true and profoundly touching . . . from the first lines of this very beautiful novel by Steven Carroll, an indefinable charm is at work" * Le Monde *

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