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Spirit of Progress

Spirit of Progress

by Steven Carroll

CD-Audio Publication Date: 01/12/2015

The thing that makes you, it never goes. As relevant to memories as it is to the future. Michael, on his journey discovers, The Spirit of Progress. A sleek high-speed train glides silently through the French countryside, bearing Michael, an Australian writer, and his travelling world of memory and speculation. Melbourne, 1946, calls to him: the pressure cooker of the city during World War II has produced a small creative miracle, and at this pivotal moment the lives of his newly married parents, a group of restless artists, a proud old woman with a tent for a home, a journalist, a gallery owner, a farmer and a factory developer irrevocably intersect. And all the while the Spirit of Progress, the locomotive of the new age, roars through their lives like time's arrow, pointing to the future and the post-war world only some of them will enter.
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Steven Carroll

Steven Carroll's is the author of a dozen novels including A World of Other People (2013)  joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award and The Spirit of Progress (2011).

He won the Miles Franklin Award for The Time We Have Taken in 2008.

Steven lives in Melbourne with his partner, the author Fiona Capp, and their son.

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