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The Lucky Galah
The Lucky Galah | Tracy Sorensen
3 posts | 5 read | 4 to read
"Subtle, disarming and insightful" Rosalie Ham A magnificent novel about fate, Australia and what it means to be human... it just happens to be narrated by a galah called Lucky. 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... PRAISE FOR THE LUCKY GALAH "This book is a bundle of Australian kook ready to disarm, charm and move its readers. Embrace it." Booktopia
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Jeg
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Timely read. Very Aussie read. Comment by Rosalie Ham “ Subtle , disarming and insightful. “ That sums this read up for me. Also reminded me of the part Carnarvon played in the moon landing. We hear a lot about Parkes but not a lot about Carnarvon‘s part. Her attention to the details of daily Aussie life back then stirred lots of memories for me .I loved this book. @MrsMalaprop @Rissreads #ozfiction

Rissreads I'm so happy you loved it! Hopefully we will get other people reading it. 💛 4mo
CarolynM I've been wondering about this one. You've convinced me. Stacked🙂 4mo
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Redheadrambles
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This is not terrible but it is a little bit tricksy for its own good. The highlight was the Galah, an impressive amount of imagination is involved in this narration. I didn‘t find the communication between bird and satellite dish to add anything at all to the book apart from confusion. Plotwise it‘s pretty thin and structurally it‘s a little messy. What it does do well is small town Australia circa 1960.

Redheadrambles #readharder19 Animal as POV character 4mo
ClairesReads Not quite a win, but always good to tick another one off 4mo
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Rissreads
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Wow, I loved this book. It is narrated by a galah named Lucky who lives in a country town in WA leading up to the moon landing in the 60‘s. I loved the Aussie slang and references including Emu bitter, Jatz crackers, lamingtons, EH holdens and wooden salad bowls with matching servers. Everything about this story and it‘s characters were just so Australian - quirky, flawed but loveable. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Jeg Sounds like something I‘d like to read. I‘ll keep a look out for it. 5mo
Rissreads @Jeg I really hope this book gets a following it was lovely. 💜 5mo
MrsMalaprop More great #ozfiction 🇦🇺👏. 5mo
Jeg @Rissreads the good library has it but have not shelved it yet. I‘m first on list. Looking forward to reading it. 5mo
Rissreads @Jeg Your lucky, it will still have that brand new book smell! 💙 5mo
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