The Unknown Industrial Prisoner

by David Ireland
The Unknown Industrial Prisoner

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On the shores of Botany Bay lies an oil refinery where workers are free to come and go - but they are also part of an unrelenting, alienating economy from which there is no escape. In the first of his three Miles Franklin Award-winning novels, originally published in 1971, David Ireland offers a fiercely brilliant comic portrait of Australia in the grip of a dehumanising labour system. Ireland states: 'It has been my aim to take apart, then build up piece by piece, this mosaic of one kind of human life, to remind my present age of its industrial adolescence.'
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On the shores of Botany Bay lies an oil refinery where workers are free to come and go - but they are also part of an unrelenting, alienating economy from which there is no escape. In the first of his three Miles Franklin Award-winning novels, originally published in 1971, David Ireland offers a fiercely brilliant comic portrait of Australia in the grip of a dehumanising labour system. Ireland states: 'It has been my aim to take apart, then build up piece by piece, this mosaic of one kind of human life, to remind my present age of its industrial adolescence.'