It’s like a dream or perhaps a nightmare. Diana Cooper has fled a car accident and disappears, eventually finding herself at a remote truck stop. She takes a job in the kitchen and hides, wondering what happened back in Sydney. What is more painful – not knowing and imagining or having her worst fears realised?
I’m a huge fan of Van Loon’s writing. I like the way she releases the story piece by piece, and when punch is thrown, it really lands hard. Road Story is a short novel but so deep and painful.
Road Story won The Australian Vogel Literary Award and was shortlisted for several other awards.