A fearless and masterful new novel from the Stella Prize-winning author of Mateship with Birds.
Carrie Tiffany was born in West Yorkshire and grew up in Western Australia. She spent her early twenties working as a park ranger in Central Australia. Her first novel, Everyman?s Rules for Scientific Living (2005), was shortlisted for the Orange Prize, the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Guardian First Book Award and the Commonwealth Writers? Prize, and won the Dobbie Award and the WA Premier?s Award for Fiction. Mateship with Birds (2011) was also shortlisted for many awards and won the inaugural Stella Prize and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the NSW Premier?s Literary Awards. She lives and works in Melbourne.
`Exploded View...(is) a measured, poetic focus on the small details
in nature, roads and relationships.' * Arts Hub *
`Exploded View has all the exhilaration of a revved-up Holden' * Age *
`This tense novel, held tightly with elegant restraint, is hard to read for the best possible reasons. It asks a lot of its reader, but it offers the most satisfying rewards.' * Lifted Brow *
`Superbly controlled, like dark, secret music rising from an abyss.' * Helen Garner *
`This is Tiffany's triumph...her prose has the alert, truncated poetry of a preternatural wise child-lyrical without being florid, clear-sighted by unhappy with that early knowledge...It's title might suggest splintering of focus, but the line drawn in Exploded View is unwavering, tragic, and heads straight down. * Monthly *
'Exploded View is an offbeat coming-of-age story...there is hardly a detail that does not reverberate beyond itself, evoke some deeper implication. * Australian Book Review *
`This is a powerful book and can't be ignored.' * Books + Publishing *
'An adolescent girl's terrifying tale of family life; I have never read a novel like Exploded View.' * Joan London *
`Tiffany pulls off something remarkable here: erecting a narrative structure almost buckling under its own weight, but that ultimately holds up. Challenging and devastating, this is an important read. * Overland *
`This is a very different novel to Tiffany's early books...The language is glitter, angrier and focalised exquisitely through this girl's perspective. * Australian *
`Carrie Tiffany's third novel...As spare as a poem, as potent as a depth charge.' * SA Weekend *