The Gift of Speed
ISBN 13: 9780732278328
Publication Date: 2004
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A quintessentially Australian story of a boy, a suburb, and a summer of cricket and dreams.Set during the glorious summer of 1960/61, The Gift of Speed chronicles the lives, fates and fortunes of a memorable group of characters in a fictitious outer-Melbourne suburb in the post-World War II era. The roads and footpaths may have been paved, the houses painted and the gardens grown - but the suburb still hovers between town and country.We catch up with Michael, 16 and obsessed with cricket; his parents, Rita and Vic, whose marriage is on the rocks; Vic's 70-year-old mother, who comes to stay; and the mysterious factory owner who hurtles around the suburb at night in his sports car ...For one unforgettable summer, the closed community of the suburb opens up to the outside world. And it is not - as in the past - a war that allows this, but rather a carnival of cricket, music and colour.This is Steven Carroll's best book to date - a subtle, powerful novel which puts the à¤¸tranto ordinarynd celebrates what it means to be Australian.
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