Monkey Grip: Popular Penguins

Author: Helen Garner

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In this acclaimed first novel, Helen Garner captures the fluid relationships of a community of friends who are living and loving in new ways.

Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made. But caught in an increasingly ambiguous relationship, they are unable to let go - and the harder they pull away from each other, the tighter the monkey grip.

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Book Cover:  Monkey Grip

Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. In this acclaimed first novel, Helen Garner captures the fluid relationships of a community of friends who are living and loving in new ways.

Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made. But caught in an increasingly ambiguous relationship...

Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. In this acclaimed first novel, Helen Garner captures the fluid relationships of a community of friends who are...

Published: 03/03/2008
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143180036
RRP: $24.99
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Book Cover: The Spare Room
An extraordinary work of fiction from one of Australia's best-selling and most admired writers

First, in my spare room, I swivelled the bed on to a north-south axis. Isn't that supposed to align the sleeper with the planet's positive energy flow, or something? She would think so. I made it up nicely with a fresh fitted sheet, the pale pink one, since she had a famous feel for colour, and pink is flattering...

An extraordinary work of fiction from one of Australia's best-selling and most admired writers

First, in my spare room, I swivelled the bed on to a north-south axis. Isn't that supposed to align the sleeper...

Published: 07/04/2008
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9781921351396
RRP: $23.95
Book Cover:  Monkey Grip: Penguin Australian Classics
Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made.
Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made.
Published: 20/11/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780143569718
RRP: $19.99
Book Cover: The Children's Bach

Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life, innocent of fashion and bound towards a disturbed child. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past. With her three charming, chaotic hangers-on, she draws the couple out into a world whose casual egotism they had barely dreamed of. How can they get home again?

Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life, innocent of fashion and bound towards a disturbed child. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past...

Published: 27/02/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743481127
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  Honour & Other People's Children

In Honour & Other People's Children , Helen Garner examines the idiosyncratic and bothersome notions of honour by which her characters – adults and children – shape their untidy lives.

'Honour' is about a couple whose marriage, though abandoned in practice, persists in spirit. But the arrival of a new lover obliges them to make a proper separation and draw their child into the...

In Honour & Other People's Children , Helen Garner examines the idiosyncratic and bothersome notions of honour by which her characters – adults and children – shape their untidy lives...

Published: 27/02/2013
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781743481134
Price: $16.99
Book Cover:  This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit...

Published: 20/08/2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781922079206
RRP: $32.99
Book Cover:  Postcards from Surfers: Penguin Special

A short shot of brilliant storytelling – one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.
 
A young woman from Melbourne visits her parents, and Auntie Lorna, in Surfers Paradise. As she stays with them, and writes postcard after postcard home, she thinks back on relationships that have shaped her.
 


A short shot of brilliant storytelling – one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.
 
A young woman from Melbourne visits...

Published: 16/05/2012
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781742536187
Price: $2.99
Book Cover:  Cosmo Cosmolino: Text Classics

Introduced by Ramona Koval

Introduced by Ramona Koval

Published: 26/04/2012
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921922206
RRP: $12.95
Published:29/06/2009
Format:Paperback, 246 pages
RRP:$9.95
price:AUD $9.95
ISBN-13:9780143202714
ISBN-10:0143202715
Origin:Australia
Imprint:Penguin
Publisher:Penguin Aus.

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