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9781925236002
Russell Guy
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Synopsis
Dizzy Roundabout, a guitarist in an Aboriginal rock 'n' roll band, has criss-crossed the Australian continent for the past ten years scraping just enough money for the next gig. Accepting a national Music Industry Award in the absence of the lead singer, reportedly taken by a crocodile is just another day at the office. Torn between recording in Sydney and a woman at an outback roadhouse, Dizzy's life begins to come apart and he find himself stranded in a small town, until an elderly missionary steers him into a road that he's not traveled before.

Critique
Crazy band members, publicans, missionaries, police, master painters of the Dreaming and girlfriends, all inhabit this glorious novel as it grapples with the strange brand of English spoken by Aboriginal people, their lexicon from ancient languages that has crept into Outback English, and the war of ideas that make claims on people's soul.

- Professor Marcia Langton

Dry Crossing is not just about touring the Outback with a bush band - it's a tour de force! Sharply observed, vividly comic and wryly understated, this is a long overdue celebration of life on the wallaby in the modern era.

- Marius Webb, co-founder of 2JJ

DRY CROSSING is a road novel that actually goes somewhere. In part, this is an unfashionable tale of redemption, told in a time of fashionable atheism. The book’s main character, Dizzy Roundabout, is a burnt-out refugee from an Aboriginal rock ‘n’ roll band and as the protagonist’s name might suggest, there is a subtle overlay of allegory to this modern morality tale.

- Dave Richards. Editor. Alice Online.


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