office as boat
No of Pages: 152
RRP: 24.95
ISBN Print: 1 876040 19 X

The Office as a Boat

The Office as a Boat is a playful and satirical portrayal of a close-knit group of women in an electronic office in drought-stricken Adelaide. It is a deadpan field study in the working culture of the office, with its gossip and missing items and the Mogadon Man whose ‘menstrual cycle’ is carefully charted. This is a shifting narrative that breaks down the dualities between fiction and fact.

“…In this original work, Costello slips easfully from slice-of-life realist prose to magic realism, from social history to imaginative fancy.” Imago


About the Author

Moya Costello

Moya Costello has a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Adelaide, and a Master of Arts from Deakin University. She is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing at Southern Cross University in Lismore, and lives on the North Coast.

Costello has published two collections of short prose: Kites in Jakarta and Small ecstasies, and a novel, The Office as a Boat: A Chronicle. Her short prose and articles on food, wine, and culture are regularly published in leading Australian journals.

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