Indian Pacific and other travels

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Indian Pacific and other travels

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by Denyse Woods

‘For over an hour, I watched Australia go by. I didn’t want Kath to come knocking, I didn’t want breakfast. Only to stay there, undisturbed, with the red earth.”

Indian Pacific, the title story of this short collection of fiction and non-fiction, is a love letter to travel, trains and Australia. The Indian Pacific is one of the most celebrated trains in the world and it celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020. To mark this, Irish novelist Denyse Woods has republished her award-winning story set on the iconic train. Enjoy this journey from Sydney to Perth; this gentle trundle across the outback.

This collection also includes Woods’ prize-winning story, Wallpaper, and other travel pieces that will take you to the desert, Key West, and the snowy hills of Bormio.

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“Epic in miniature, Indian Pacific is classic Woods. The poetry of place and placenames. The spot-on dialogue. The fascinating anatomizing of feelings. Despite the Australian setting, Indian Pacific is equally – perhaps more – about Ireland. Altogether a treat.”

Tim Mackintosh-Smith

“Indian Pacific is beautifully evocative of train travel – the continual motion forward, the enjoyment of each halt, and the faded intensity of a friendship that may have run its course, as the silences between two women drizzle into the immensity of the Australian landscape. Lovely.”

Anjali Joseph