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Motorcycle Cafe

liked it 3.0  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
The Motorcycle Cafe is a mosaic portrait of a fascinating man going through the motions of an ordinary life.

There was no funeral for my son. I remember it was just a small service in the chapel at the back of the hospital. The chapel wasn't even as big as the waiting room for the fathers and relatives. It had a wooden cross on the wall and chairs facing the cross. They had
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Paperback, 159 pages
Published April 29th 1988 by Univ of Queensland Pr (first published April 1988)
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Jason Leiper
Feb 22, 2014 Jason Leiper rated it it was amazing
Melancholic, detailed and feeling so very real. I heard echoes of my parents and grandparents and will look for remainders in a place I am nearby now. Half-finished socks and watery slippers. Accepting that a child's aeroplane can be begun anew even though it never really was for the child. I will read this again when I am older. I will feel sad again - and that will be quite alright.
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Jun 28, 2014 Alison rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Motorcycle Cafe, and was surprised to see it was Matthew Condon's first published book. I liked the setting (Brisbane) and the shifting viewpoints.
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