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Last Day in the Dynamite Factory

Shortlisted The Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction 2015
book | Fiction | Jul 2015
ANZ → Picador Books (Ed. Alex Craig)

Last Day in the Dynamite Factory takes a middle-class couple in their forties and blows up their comfortable lives when a funeral sparks revelations of the past. Chris, a successful architect, has everything going for him - a beautiful Queensland home (even if you can see the toilet when you walk in the door), an accomplished wife, two great children ... and an annoying little voice on his shoulder telling him there's more to life. And so, he discovers, there is ...

Last Day in the Dynamite Factory is surprising, sparkling, entertaining fiction from the distinctive older writer with an excellent pedigree who brought us The Beloved, shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award, winner of the Qld Premier's Prize for an unpublished ms, commended in the FAW Christina Stead Award and winner of the Nita B Kibble Award. 


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Warm and engaging.

Blanche Clarke
Herlad Sun

I intend to reread this slowly and savour every paragraph. 

Annabel Lawson
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