Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Text Publishing

About the book

'Exploded View' by Carrie Tiffany

In the late 1970s, in the forgotten outer suburbs, a girl has her hands in the engine of a Holden. A sinister new man has joined the family. He works as a mechanic and operates an unlicensed repair shop. The family is under threat. The girl reads the Holden workshop manual for guidance. She fights the man at the place where she believes his heart lives—in the engine of the car.

Spare, poetic and intensely visual, 'Exploded View' is the powerful new novel from one of Australia's most celebrated writers and winner of the inaugural Stella Prize.