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Great Western Highway: A Love Story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two) by Anthony Macris

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February 2013, no. 348
Patrick Allington on 'Great Western Highway: A Love Story' by Anthony Macris

Great Western Highway: A Love Story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two)

by Anthony Macris

UWA Publishing, $29.95 pb, 362 pp, 9781742584157

Great Western Highway: A Love Story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two) by Anthony Macris

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348

As I read the early pages of Anthony Macris’s Great Western Highway, I began to wonder if the whole novel might consist of a single central character walking along a city road (for the record, it doesn’t). I couldn’t decide whether I found such a prospect exciting or deflating. As I continued reading, and as Great Western Highway took flight from Parramatta Road, Sydney, to explore such weighty matters as capitalism, the First Gulf War, and Margaret Thatcher’s legacy, again and again the story captured but then lost my interest.

Patrick Allington on 'Great Western Highway: A Love Story' by Anthony Macris

Great Western Highway: A Love Story (Capital, Volume One, Part Two)

by Anthony Macris

UWA Publishing, $29.95 pb, 362 pp, 9781742584157

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