Dystopian novel A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists wins 2014 Most Underrated Book Award

by |November 14, 2014

A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists by Jane Rawson has won the Most Underrated Book Award for 2014.

Announced at an event in Sydney last night, Rawson beat out Robert Kenny’s Gardens of Fire and Holy Bible by Vanessa Russell.


a-wrong-turn-at-the-office-of-unmade-listsA Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists

by Jane Rawson

It is 1997 in San Francisco and Simon and Sarah have been sent on a quest to see America: they must stand at least once in every 25-foot square of the country. Decades later, in an Australian city that has fallen on hard times, Caddy is camped by the Maribyrnong River, living on small change from odd jobs, ersatz vodka and memories. She’s sick of being hot, dirty, broke and alone.

Caddy’s future changes shape when her friend, Ray, stumbles across some well-worn maps, including one of San Francisco, and their lives connect with those of teenagers Simon and Sarah in ways that are unexpected and profound.

A meditation on happiness – where and in what place and with who we can find our centre, a perceptive vision of where our world is headed, and a testament to the power of memory and imagination, this is the best of novels: both highly original and eminently readable.

Grab a copy of A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists here

 

 

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