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Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics

Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics
 

Two novellas, delving into our connections with those we love, and the pain of breaking those connections. Introduced by Michael Sala.

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ISBN 9781925626711
Barcode 9781925626711
Published 2 July 2018 by The Text Publishing Company
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en
Author(s) By Garner, Helen
Introduction by Sala, Michael
Series Text Classics
Availability Wheelers ePlatform

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ISBN-13 9781925626711
ISBN-10 1925626717
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher The Text Publishing Company
Imprint Text Publishing
Publication Date 2 July 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Garner, Helen
Introduction by Sala, Michael
Series Text Classics
Category Fiction
Modern Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Two novellas about the deep connections we forge with the people we love, and the pain of breaking those connections.

In Honour, Kathleen and Frank are amicably separated, in contact through shared parenting of their young daughter, Flo. But when Frank finds a new partner and wants a divorce, Kathleen is hurt. And Flo can't understand why they all can't live together.

In Other People's Children, Ruth and Scotty live in a big share house that's breaking up. Scotty is trying to hold on, remembering the early days of telling life stories and laughter and singing-and when the kids were everyone's kids. But now the bitterness has crept in and their friendship is broken. Ruth is ready to move on-and she'll take her kids with her.

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. Her book of essays Everywhere I Look won the 2017 Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction.

'Garner is scrupulous, painstaking, and detailed, with sharp eyes and ears. She is everywhere at once, watching and listening, a recording angel at life's secular apocalypses...her unillusioned eye makes her clarity compulsive.' James Wood, New Yorker

'She drills into experience and comes up with such clean, precise distillations of life, once you read them they enter into you. Successive generations of writers have felt the keen influence of her work and for this reason Garner has become part of us all.' Weekend Australian

'Helen Garner's collections of fiction and non-fiction corroborate her reputation as a great stylist and a great witness.' Peter Craven, Australian

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Author's Bio

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction and the Western Australian Premier's Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her novels include The Children's Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino and The Spare Room. She lives in Melbourne.

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