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 Read reviewSimpson Returns
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Simpson Returns

Wayne Macauley

A satirical and surreal twist on the Anzac legend of Simpson and his donkey

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Some Tests

Wayne Macauley

It begins with the normally healthy Beth-aged-care worker, wife of David, mother of Lettie and Gem-feeling vaguely off-colour. A locum sends her to Dr Yi for some tests. 'There are a few things here that aren't quite right,' says...

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The Plains
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The Plains

Gerald Murnane, Wayne Macauley

A young man arrives on the plains to document the strange, rich culture of the landowning families. This quest becomes his life. Teju Cole calls Murnane 'a genius on the level of Beckett.'

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The Cook

Wayne Macauley

The Cook feeds our hunger to know what goes on in the kitchen, while skewering our culture of food worship.

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Blueprints for a barbed-Wire Canoe
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Blueprints for a barbed-Wire Canoe

Wayne Macauley

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,...

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Caravan Story

Wayne Macauley

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...

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Demons

Wayne Macauley

They were going to tell stories. Let's go away for the weekend, said Megan, and leave our phones behind and turn off the computers and television and stop time because time is moving too fast and soon we'll all be saying where the...

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Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe
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Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe

Wayne Macauley

A black comedy set in a new housing estate on the outskirts of Melbourne. 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...

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Caravan Story
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Caravan Story

Wayne Macauley

A brilliant satire on the role of the artists in our society and the manipulation of culture. The first caravans arrive in a convoy. Wayne Macauley's narrator, Wayne Macauley, is in one of them. He's one of the artists removed...

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