Trucksong by Andrew Macrae, Alisa Krasnostein
In a post-apocalyptic Australian landscape dominated by free-wheeling cyborgs, a young man searches for his lost lover who has been kidnapped by a rogue AI truck, the Brumby King. Along the way, he teams with Sinnerman, a cyborg truck with its own reasons for hating the Brumby King. Before his final confrontation with the brumbies, he must learn more about the broken-down world and his own place in it – and then face his worst fears. Wildly inventive, moving and exquisitely written, Trucksong is a coming-of-age story about how the only meaning to be found in a world in slow decay is that which you make for yourself.