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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Highway Bodies
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'Who will you rely on in the zombie apocalypse?

'Bodies on the TV, explosions, barriers, and people fleeing. No access to social media. And a dad who'll suddenly bite your head off - literally. These teens have to learn a new resilience...

'Members of a band wield weapons instead of instruments.

'A pair of siblings find there's only so much you can joke about, when the menace is this strong.

'And a couple find depth among the chaos.

'Highway Bodies is a unique zombie apocalypse story featuring a range of queer and gender non-conforming teens who have lost their families and friends and can only rely upon each other.' (Synopsis)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Richmond, East Melbourne - Richmond area, Melbourne, Victoria,: Echo Publishing , 2019 .
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      Extent: 208p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2019

      ISBN: 9781760685027

Works about this Work

[Review] Highway Bodies Maddison Stoff , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 119 2019;

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel
Crawling with Stories : Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel ; The Honeyman and the Hunter Neil Grant , 2019 single work novel ; Four Dead Queens Astrid Scholte , 2019 single work novel ; How It Feels to Float Helena Fox , 2019 single work novel

'On 20 August 2018 the ABC aired a ‘special literary edition’ of Q&A during the Melbourne Writers Festival. It had a stellar line-up: John Marsden, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Sofie Laguna, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, and Trent Dalton. Viewers must have been optimistic. Were Q&A’s producers indulging in a long hour of lively literary debate? Unfortunately, they were not. But even though politics overshadowed much of the discussion that evening, the panellists made a considerable effort to draw on their expertise as writers rather than as political commentators when answering questions from the audience.' (Introduction)

Practical Cataclysms : Sisters of No Mercy and Highway Bodies Jonno Revanche , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2019;

'The first ever real ‘direct action’ I properly participated in occurred at the front end of 2017 — a planned occupation of the streets and gates surrounding the Villawood Detention Centre. In order to apprehend or stall the deportation of a man whose brother had been given asylum without him, activists kept watch over every entrance 24/7. Many of us were inexperienced, idealistic. Once a decision has been made, all you can really do is protest.' (Introduction)

Alison Evans Highway Bodies Ronnie Scott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 2-8 February 2019;

'You’ve gotta love a novel about hardship and destruction that’s also a nicely crafted happiness machine – particularly when the hardship comes in the form of zombies, creatures whose prime motive is the consumption of the public, and whose ideas of happiness differ from yours and mine.' (Introduction)

Crawling with Stories : Four New Young Adult Novels Emily Gallagher , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June - July no. 412 2019; (p. 38-39)

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel ; The Honeyman and the Hunter Neil Grant , 2019 single work novel ; Four Dead Queens Astrid Scholte , 2019 single work novel ; How It Feels to Float Helena Fox , 2019 single work novel

'On 20 August 2018 the ABC aired a ‘special literary edition’ of Q&A during the Melbourne Writers Festival. It had a stellar line-up: John Marsden, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Sofie Laguna, Michael Mohammed Ahmad, and Trent Dalton. Viewers must have been optimistic. Were Q&A’s producers indulging in a long hour of lively literary debate? Unfortunately, they were not. But even though politics overshadowed much of the discussion that evening, the panellists made a considerable effort to draw on their expertise as writers rather than as political commentators when answering questions from the audience.' (Introduction)

[Review] Highway Bodies Maddison Stoff , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 119 2019;

— Review of Highway Bodies Alison Evans , 2019 single work novel
Alison Evans Highway Bodies Ronnie Scott , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 2-8 February 2019;

'You’ve gotta love a novel about hardship and destruction that’s also a nicely crafted happiness machine – particularly when the hardship comes in the form of zombies, creatures whose prime motive is the consumption of the public, and whose ideas of happiness differ from yours and mine.' (Introduction)

Practical Cataclysms : Sisters of No Mercy and Highway Bodies Jonno Revanche , 2019 single work essay
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , May 2019;

'The first ever real ‘direct action’ I properly participated in occurred at the front end of 2017 — a planned occupation of the streets and gates surrounding the Villawood Detention Centre. In order to apprehend or stall the deportation of a man whose brother had been given asylum without him, activists kept watch over every entrance 24/7. Many of us were inexperienced, idealistic. Once a decision has been made, all you can really do is protest.' (Introduction)

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