Great Western Highway

Author:   Anthony Macris ,  Anthony Macris
Publisher:   UWA Publishing
ISBN:  

9781742584157


Pages:   300
Publication Date:   01 October 2012
Format:   Paperback
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Thirty-something Nick is walking down Parramatta Road's six lanes of thundering traffic to see his former girlfriend Penny for the first time since they agreed to be `just friends'. By the novel's end, he is racing back up that same road so he doesn't lose her. Nick and Penny's awkward romance is played out against the backdrop of high capitalism and the rise of the digital age. Bombarded by advertisements, slogans, news, wars, politics and consumerism, just a little silence is hard to find. Even in the bedroom with the woman he wants so much to love, Nick's mind spirals off to other times and places. Through him we revisit the Gulf War watched on a rented TV in a London flat; we meet the girl who broke his heart; and veteran political journalist Kerry O'Brien interviews Margaret Thatcher in a pastiche of Molly Bloom's soliloquy. In the hyperbolic, media-driven world they inhabit, can Nick and Penny somehow find ways of being, and maybe even being together? In a world of casualised employment, media saturation and a constant push for market innovation, what happens to the fundamental human need for belonging? What happens to the most fundamental relationships between people when they are asked to build their lives on quicksand? What is it like to live and love in the time of contemporary capitalism?

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Author:   Anthony Macris ,  Anthony Macris
Publisher:   UWA Publishing
Imprint:   UWAP
Dimensions:   Width: 15.30cm , Height: 3.30cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.454kg
ISBN:  

9781742584157


ISBN 10:   1742584152
Pages:   300
Publication Date:   01 October 2012
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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