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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Exploded View
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'A dangerous man moves in with a mother and her two adolescent children. The man runs an unlicensed mechanic’s workshop at the back of their property. The girl resists the man with silence, and finally with sabotage. She fights him at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car.

'Set at the close of the 1970s and traversing thousands of kilometres of inland roads, Exploded View is a revelatory interrogation of Australian girlhood.

'Must a girl always be a part—how can she become a whole?' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • This book has been selected for Guardian Australia’s series The Unmissables, highlighting the most notable Australian books of the year.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2019 .
      image of person or book cover 3933453003752941089.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 192p.
      Reprinted: 2020 (paperback)
      Note/s:
      • Published 5 March 2019

      ISBN: 9781925773415, 9781922268662 (pbk), 9781925774221 (ebk)

Works about this Work

Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 Shortlist Reading Guide Kate Evans , Sarah L'Estrange , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2020;

'Stories of trauma — personal, communal and national — dominate the Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize, in its 63rd year.'

Best Books of 2019 #1 Maria Takolander , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21 December - 24 January 2019-2020;
On Those Long, Gruelling Roads, I Hunted for the Memory of the Child I Used to Be Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 March 2019;

'Carrie Tiffany’s new novel Exploded View is the first featured book in Guardian Australia’s new highlights series, The Unmissables. In this exclusive essay, Tiffany meditates on her childhood and the highways and dirt tracks she drove as an adult trying to reconcile her youth with the writer she had become.' (Introduction)

From Silence Flows an Understanding of Life Gretchen Shirm , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 March 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel

'In Exploded View, Carrie Tiffany sheds the ­bucolic settings of her two previous novels for Australian suburbia. Her narrator is an ­unnamed teenager who lives with her mother and brother in their new home with their mum’s new partner, “father man”.'  (Introduction)

[Review] Exploded View Adam Rivett , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 153 2019; (p. 73)

— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel
February in Fiction Michalia Arathimos , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , February 2019;

— Review of The Children's Bach Helen Garner , 1984 single work novella ; Reading the Landscape : A Celebration of Australian Writing 2018 anthology poetry short story prose ; Just Give Me the Pills Koraly Dimitriadis , 2018 single work novel ; Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel
When The Manuals Fail Us : Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany Fiona Wright , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , April 2019;

— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel

'There’s a point in Carrie Tiffany’s new novel, Exploded View, where the teenage narrator sits in a parked car with her mother and brother, parked in front of their ‘mission brown’ suburban house, all three people unmoving, waiting, tense. It’s a moment of stillness, but also, briefly, of possibility – ‘She could always change her mind,’ the narrator says, ‘Maybe there is someplace else for us to go?’'  (Introduction) 

[Review] Exploded View Adam Rivett , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , March no. 153 2019; (p. 73)

— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel
From Silence Flows an Understanding of Life Gretchen Shirm , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 March 2019; (p. 21)

— Review of Exploded View Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work novel

'In Exploded View, Carrie Tiffany sheds the ­bucolic settings of her two previous novels for Australian suburbia. Her narrator is an ­unnamed teenager who lives with her mother and brother in their new home with their mum’s new partner, “father man”.'  (Introduction)

Father Man James Ley , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 409 2019; (p. 25)

'The term ‘exploded view’ refers to an image in a technical manual that shows all the individual parts of a machine, separates them out, but arranges them on the page so that you can see how they fit together. As the title of Carrie Tiffany’s new novel, it can be interpreted as a definitive metaphor and perhaps, in a somewhat looser sense, an analogy for her evocative technique. Various things happen over the course of Exploded View, some of them dramatic, but the novel has little in the way of a conventional plot. Its characters exist in relation to one another, but they barely interact. There is almost no dialogue. It is the kind of novel in which the psychological and emotional unease is displaced or buried beneath the matter-of-fact narration.' (Introduction)

On Those Long, Gruelling Roads, I Hunted for the Memory of the Child I Used to Be Carrie Tiffany , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 30 March 2019;

'Carrie Tiffany’s new novel Exploded View is the first featured book in Guardian Australia’s new highlights series, The Unmissables. In this exclusive essay, Tiffany meditates on her childhood and the highways and dirt tracks she drove as an adult trying to reconcile her youth with the writer she had become.' (Introduction)

Best Books of 2019 #1 Maria Takolander , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21 December - 24 January 2019-2020;
Miles Franklin Literary Award 2020 Shortlist Reading Guide Kate Evans , Sarah L'Estrange , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: ABC News [Online] , July 2020;

'Stories of trauma — personal, communal and national — dominate the Miles Franklin Award, Australia's most prestigious literary prize, in its 63rd year.'

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