This new edition of Helen Garner’s collected short fiction celebrates the seventy-fifth birthday of one of Australia’s most loved authors.
These stories that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life are all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour.
Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner’s mastery of the form.
Helen Garner (born 7 November 1942) is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.
Garner's first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977, and immediately established her as an original voice on the Australian literary scene. She is known for incorporating and adapting her personal experiences in her fiction, something that has brought her both praise and criticism, particularly with her novels, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room.
Throughout her career, Garner has written both fiction and non-fiction. She attracted controversy with her book The First Stone about a sexual harassment scandal in a university college. She has also written for film and theatre, and has consistently won awards for her work.
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