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Corrugated Roads by Ginny Lowndes

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Short stories, Australian,
Queensland outback.

Format: Paperback
Page extent: 206 pp
Dimensions: 138 x 208mm
ISBN-13: 9781876597153

Corrugated Roads
by Ginny Lowndes

Corrugated Roads presents a wild child’s journey through the flip side of Menzies’ Australia. Her odyssean experiences and matter-of-fact commentary provide a humorous but often heartbreaking foreground for the backdrop of comic, tragic and just plain bizarre events and people of a drought-beset 1950s town in Queensland’s Outback.

A mother desperately seeking civility, a shearer father struggling to make a quid, an extended and highly dysfunctional family, Sisters of Mercy who have none, are all combatants the child must square up to and ultimately escape from.

“ A gritty telling and a book that I couldn't put down. And, in spite of its serious subject matter, there is relief in the unexpected humour that arises out of the girl's imaginative misconceptions about events beyond her experience.”
- Geoffrey Dean
Over 20 years ago, writer Alan Marshall read some of the short stories by then television scriptwriter Ginny Lowndes and wrote:
“ Her wealth of experience would be the envy of any writer wanting to write an epic about the life of an Australian girl … Ginny is a long way ahead of her time. Her stories are amazingly varied … but tying them all together is a natural understanding of human character and a keen eye to record the significant … These are extremely modern and frank stories.”
Alan Marshall

News ...

08 November 2011
Ginny Lowndes has been recognised as an outstanding graduate of the School of Humanities in the 2011 Griffith University Alumnus of the Year Awards.
Presented at a gala evening in Brisbane on Tuesday 8 November.

Extras …

link About the author

link Interview
Listen to an interview on the ABC website. Evening presenter for 612 ABC Brisbane, Stephen Austin interviewed Ginny Lowndes about her childhood, her scriptwriting and of course her latest book "Corrugated Roads".

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