'A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but love.' Karen Joy Fowler
Maggie Cotton's life is a hot mess.
In one day, she's dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked off the three-year degree she'd stretched to a decade. And that was before she received the letter saying she owed the government $70,000.
But that's no reason to grow up, is it?
With a decrepit 1960s caravan to call home, Maggie has to prove to her mother she can survive without a safety net, stop her loyal best friend Jen from marrying a scumbag, and convince her sexy workmate Rueben that she's not a walking disaster. For someone who's spent her life avoiding hard work, she sure can move mountains when she's got a little motivation - just don't ask her to move the caravan.
'Maggie's Going Nowhere is a whip-smart and heartwarming novel.' Miranda Tapsell
Rose Hartley is a graduate of the Clarion Writers' Workshop. She lives in Adelaide with her cat, Doris, and her 1962 caravan, Cecil. Maggie's Going Nowhere is her first novel.
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