Audience: Literary Fiction
Number of Pages: 327
First Published: March 2015
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Dimensions: 21cm x 14cm
Edition Number: 2
A Novel about…
Marty Culhane is heading out of town, to another country. He has lost his girlfriend Tilda and their new born child in a collision with a long haul truck on an Australian country road as they are on their way to show the new born to Tilda’s parents.
Things are not working out as planned, the various attempts at redemption, of reconciliation, gives way to the idea of being somewhere, and someone, else.
While this is happening, his brother, Fergus, returns with his family from a holiday, to discover his successful corporate career at a crossroads, a boss who no longer feels the need to rely on him, and his son, who he had predestined for sporting glory, with constant headaches that threaten every version of his own predetermined plan.
Collision doesn’t turn a blind eye to human nature, it reveals struggles with alienation everywhere you look. It’s an allegory of modern times, a challenge to the meme of getting ahead, of who we blame when things go wrong, the discovery of wisdom that cries in the street. It’s a novel about everything.