The Art of The Engine Driver


First published in 2001 I did not stop reading this book until it was completely finished - at some ungodly hour like 4am.

Set in a time period when steam trains are still running strong but the urban sprawl of Melbourne is creating new housing estates to spring up from former farms, this book parallels the on-coming possible train wreck of a marriage with the on-coming possible train wreck.

Told through the eyes of the engine driver's son from memories of that one night when, in hindsight, life paths and history was changed forever it is a tale of fiction but could be the memories of anyone and everyone.
LOVED it!