A Ticket for Perpetual Locomotion

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Interactive Press, 2005 - Fiction - 213 pages
Imagine unlimited access to all forms of transport, in every last part of the earth! Picture yourself in the country with an Arabian horse, or standing in the desert sands with a camel signed over to you in a moment's notice! If you landed in the South Pole, a team of explorer's dogs would be obliged to break their journey and transport you across the icy wastelands. All of this is outlined in a hundred languages in the traveller's manual, with a pictorial explanation if all else fails. A Ticket for Perpetual Locomotion is a gem, full of bubbling ideas. It is a remarkable debut. Gates' work is driven by the whirling subplots which all stream together neatly for a climatic twist. When an author unleashes an imaginative concept into reality, trans-global adventures conspire, relatives are thrown into tizzies, best friends turn detective, guarded secrets are blown wide open, and lovers' trails unfurl. This extraordinary read will dazzle the adventure-minded and armchair travellers alike. - Lauren Daniels, for the judges, IP Picks 2005

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About the author (2005)

After nine years overseas, Geoffrey Gates returned to Australia in 2003. He spent his time overseas teaching English in England and Germany, also traveling to Mexico, the Middle East and Europe. In Germany, Geoffrey was also a member of the Hamburg writers group Work In Progress. Geoffrey now teaches at the Hills Grammar School in Sydney, where he runs a creative writing group for students. Although A Ticket for Perpetual Locomotion is his first novel, his short stories have been published in Gangway, Verandah, Dotlit, Skive and UQ Vanguard.

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