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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe
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'Bram and his fellow residents are drawn by a dream- the promise of a freeway leading to a new suburb north of the city. The houses are built, but the freeway never comes. One by one, the dreamers leave, until only a small, hardcore group is left - including Bram, One-eyed Michael, and Michael's self-possessed daughter Jodie. As the disused houses crumble around them they barricade themselves in. They have a gun, a bulldozer, and a hellbent determination to stay till the end, whatever, whenever, that is. But the authorities have other ideas. Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe, Wayne Macauley's first novel, is a bitingly dark take on the great Australian dream. Fable-like, effortlessly readable and ultimately moving, it shows us in full measure the depth of Macauley's talent.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, as promised.
  • Epigraph: Brickwork of Ur, bitter is the wail, The wail set up for you! Nanna! Ur has been ravaged ... O my flooded, washed away brickwork of Ur! From an ancient Sumerian Poem.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fitzroy North, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Pepper , 2004 .
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      Extent: ix, 147pp.
      Note/s:
      • Published January 28th 2004
      ISBN: 187604442X
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 25, 2012
      ISBN: 9781922079114

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Canon Fire Sam Twyford-Moore , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Caravan Story Wayne Macauley , 2006 single work novella ; Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella
The Space between Things Emmett Stinson (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Antithesis , no. 21 2011; (p. 166-169)
Untitled Emmett Stinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Autumn no. 2 2006; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella
Real Life? Paul Gillen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 182 2006; (p. 64-67)

— Review of The Marriage of the Sea Jane Alison , 2003 single work novel ; The Singing Stephanie Bishop , 2005 single work novel ; Black Diamonds and Dust Greg Bogaerts , 2005 single work novel ; The Gift of Speed Steven Carroll , 2004 single work novel ; Another Joel Deane , 2004 single work novel ; The Remarkable Resurrection of Lazaros X Les Terry , 2004 single work autobiography ; The Lost Tribe Jane Downing , 2005 single work novel ; Chronicle of the Unsung Martin Edmond , 2004 single work autobiography ; Integrity John Hough , 2004 single work novel ; Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella ; Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
y separately published work icon Wayne Macauley's Blueprints for A Barbed-Wire Canoe Insight Text Guides – Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Brigid Magner , Mentone : Insight Publications , 2005 6897451 2005 single work criticism
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 24 January 2004; (p. 4)

— Review of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella
A Descent into the Wildness of Isolation Bronwyn Rivers , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 June 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella ; The Last Ride Denise Young , 2004 single work novel
Real Life? Paul Gillen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 182 2006; (p. 64-67)

— Review of The Marriage of the Sea Jane Alison , 2003 single work novel ; The Singing Stephanie Bishop , 2005 single work novel ; Black Diamonds and Dust Greg Bogaerts , 2005 single work novel ; The Gift of Speed Steven Carroll , 2004 single work novel ; Another Joel Deane , 2004 single work novel ; The Remarkable Resurrection of Lazaros X Les Terry , 2004 single work autobiography ; The Lost Tribe Jane Downing , 2005 single work novel ; Chronicle of the Unsung Martin Edmond , 2004 single work autobiography ; Integrity John Hough , 2004 single work novel ; Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella ; Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Untitled Emmett Stinson , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , Autumn no. 2 2006; (p. 55-56)

— Review of Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella
Canon Fire Sam Twyford-Moore , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 29-30 September 2012; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Caravan Story Wayne Macauley , 2006 single work novella ; Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella
The Space between Things Emmett Stinson (interviewer), 2011 single work interview
— Appears in: Antithesis , no. 21 2011; (p. 166-169)
y separately published work icon Wayne Macauley's Blueprints for A Barbed-Wire Canoe Insight Text Guides – Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Brigid Magner , Mentone : Insight Publications , 2005 6897451 2005 single work criticism
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