LAST TRAIN TO ST. KILDA? – a heavy rail story


ISBN: 9780648599821

A young couple move into a run down house in an inner city suburb about to undergo a dramatic demographic change from established working and criminal class neighbourhood (drugs and prostitution) to a “new” community of middle class professionals piling in for the real estate “opportunities” to be had so close to their offices in the CBD. Unfortunately fo them, the criminal element doesn’t quite leave and our innocent young couple are soon burgled several times and receive little help from the obviously compromised local police. Set in a near future where one’s identity is entirely bound up with an “Australia Card”, where classes collide and where the closing of the local railway line symbolizes the inevitability of change – not always for the better.