You’re destined to fall in love with this quirky, bittersweet story of Elsie and Sterling and caravan park life in the ’80s.
What happens when the daughter you thought you would never see again turns up twenty years later? Dania’s arrival at Splashes Caravan Park in search of her mother forces the novel’s loveable characters to face the reality of their lives and to come to terms with the nature of regret…
Brimming with delicious pop-culture references, this a story told with great warmth, humour and respect. Vinyl Inside is by turns hilarious, moving and unforgettable; a novel that allows us to feel affection for our past innocence and to ponder what has been lost and gained.
Publisher: Transit Lounge
‘Rachel Matthews’s novel is as warm as a caravan park barbecue grill, with characters that encourage the reader to keep inserting the twenty cent pieces. A terrific, compelling read.’
Tony Wilson, Author of Players
‘The 1980s were shaped by Reaganomics, Thatcherism and a ‘greed is good’ excuse to be selfish, but this impressive first novel stays inside a marginalised culture of the time.’
Ian McFarlane, Canberra Times
‘An endearingly written book about an assortment of lovable, and very Australian, characters.’
Kerryn Goldsworthy, Sydney Morning Herald
‘Vinyl Inside is my kind of book. Genuinely affectionate, authentic and funny.’
Tom Gliesner, author of Phaic Tan and The Warwick Todd Diaries, screenwriter of The Castle and The Dish