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The lucky galah / Tracy Sorensen
Bib ID 7506999
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Sorensen, Tracy, author
 
Description Sydney, New South Wales : Picador, 2018 
©2018 
279 pages ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9781760552657 (paperback)
Summary

"It's 1969 and a remote coastal town in Western Australia is poised to play a pivotal part in the moon landing. Perched on the red dunes of its outskirts looms the great Dish: a relay for messages between Apollo 11 and Houston, Texas. Radar technician Evan Johnson and his colleagues stare, transfixed, at the moving images on the console - although his glossy young wife, Linda, seems distracted. Meanwhile the people of Port Badminton have gathered to watch Armstrong's small step on a single television sitting centre stage in the old theatre. The Kelly family, a crop of redheads, sit in rare silence. Roo shooters at the back of the hall squint through their rifles to see the tiny screen. I'm in my cage on the Kelly's back verandah. I sit here, unheard, underestimated, biscuit crumbs on my beak. But fate is a curious thing. For just as Evan Johnson's story is about to end (and perhaps with a giant leap), my story prepares to take flight..."--Back cover.

Notes

"This is one rare bird..."--Front cover.

NLApp74022

Subjects Apollo 11 (Spacecraft) -- Fiction.  |  Cage birds -- Fiction.  |  Fate and fatalism -- Fiction.  |  Space flight to the moon -- Fiction.  |  Satellite dish antennas -- Fiction.  |  Australia -- History -- Fiction.  |  Western Australia -- Social conditions -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Historical fiction.
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