Dreams and ghost trains

Brendan Colley’s big-hearted first novel
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June 2022, no. 443
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The Signal Line by Brendan Colley

Transit Lounge, $29.99 pb, 298 pp

Dreams and ghost trains

Brendan Colley’s big-hearted first novel
by
June 2022, no. 443
Brendan Colley (photograph supplied)
Brendan Colley (photograph supplied)

Winner of the University of Tasmania Prize for best new unpublished work in the 2019 Tasmanian Premier’s Literary Prizes, The Signal Line is Brendan Colley’s first book. As it happens, my review copy arrived just as I launched into Rhett Davis’s Hovering (2022). Although fundamentally different, both novels open with a fraught return to a family home and a resident resentful sibling. Both protagonists have built a new life in Europe, but where Hovering suggests the possible remaking of the old house into some version of home, The Signal Line seeks to relinquish it.

Naama Grey-Smith reviews 'The Signal Line' by Brendan Colley

The Signal Line

by Brendan Colley

Transit Lounge, $29.99 pb, 298 pp

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