Almanac music: driving lessons in the suburbs with Arcade Fire

Award-winning Yarraville writer Nick Gadd takes his daughter for a driving lesson, starting at Bunnings in Altona.

We tape the L-plates to the windscreen and back window. Gen eases her way into the driver’s seat. I give instructions, trying to invest my voice with the gravitas of an airline pilot, more to calm my own nerves than hers.

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