Goddess and the Galaxy Boy

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University of Queensland Press, 2001 - Fiction - 185 pages
A road trip in a metallic-finish Tangerine Symphony in which every Torana is customised and the jukebox plays Chisel's Flame Trees, just the way it would. These people, their voices, that stretch of road and those towns - their recognition in Australian fiction is long overdue. But this book is much more than that. Ingrid Woodrow writes with an eye that misses nothing and an appealing energy that's quite prepared to leave rubber all over the road. She takes her story, fits it with fourteen-by-eight-inch mags, a flare kit and a Chevy 350 V8, puts the pedal to the metal and here it comes. Ingrid Woodrow's wild journey of grinding collisions and hilarious near-misses propels us along a Pacific Highway of her imagination. When Galaxy Boy and his one-armed friend Houdini speed headlong into Goddess's life, she confronts a new world of possibilities and dangerous eccentric characters. Shortlisted for the Australian/ Vogel Award.

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