Josephine Taylor reviews 'The Lucky Galah' by Tracy Sorensen

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May 2018, no. 401
Josephine Taylor reviews 'The Lucky Galah' by Tracy Sorensen

Josephine Taylor reviews 'The Lucky Galah' by Tracy Sorensen

Reviewed by
May 2018, no. 401

In 1969, in a quintessentially Australian town on the remote north-west coast, the locals prepare to celebrate their role in the moon landing. In 2000, as the townsfolk brace themselves for a cyclone, Lucky, this novel’s pink and grey narrator, uses transmissions from a satellite dish tuned to galah frequency to make sense of what she saw and heard from her cage in the 1960s. Quirky? Unbelievable? Tracy Sorensen’s The Lucky Galah upsets preconceptions in a smart and charming account of a human population on the cusp of radical social transformation.

Josephine Taylor reviews 'The Lucky Galah' by Tracy Sorensen

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