A lament but also a call to arms, Caravan Story is a thrilling piece of satire, a compulsively readable, extremely well-wrought Orwellian fable that I believe announces the arrival of Macauley as a major Australian writer, one who...
Blueprints for a Barbed-wire Canoe
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,...
The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship.
Examining the darker side of our manufacture and manipulation of culture, Caravan Story is a deeply unsettling and, at times, a hilarious read. With Macauley's inexorable narrative logic, we are held in its thrall until the...
Wayne Macauley's Other Stories collects a variety of short fiction that he has published in literary magazines over the past 18 years. Despite the work's lengthy gestation, these stories demonstrate an impressive unity of vision,...
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