Five people. Five journeys. One destination. Thrust together on a crowded city bus, week after week, the lives of five strangers unfold unexpectedly over the course of this compelling novel. James is a teenage junkie on the run, riding buses for kicks; Pauline is a Greek widow and a slave to her nine-to-five life; William is a spoilt-rich-kid banker who would rather be driving his silver Audi; Pieter is an immigrant cellist who escaped his past, but tragedy still haunts him; and Anna is on the verge of leaving her accountant husband. They all share the same bus route but are on very different journeys. Fiveways is a fascinating snapshot of modern urban life and the stories behind the anonymous faces that make up a city.She sympathetically tells Sharon not to worry and gives the miscreants all the shitty fried stuff that has been congealing in the hot box for too long. While Tina shovels these horrors into a paper bag, the boys nab the cigarettes. As soon asanbsp;...
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Queensland Press - 2008-08-04|