Monkey Grip: Popular Penguins

Author: Helen Garner

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SKU: 9780143202714

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: 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: $25.00
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:  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
Book Cover: The Spare Room

Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola, who is flying down from Sydney for a three-week visit. But this is no ordinary visit—Nicola has advanced cancer. She is coming to Melbourne to receive treatment she believes will cure her. From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her guardian angel and her stony judge.

Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola, who is flying down from Sydney for a three-week visit. But this is no ordinary visit—Nicola has advanced cancer. She is coming to Melbourne...

Published: 28/09/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781921520280
RRP: $23.95
Book Cover:  Postcards from Surfers: Popular Penguins

From one of Australia's most celebrated writers comes eleven stories about the complexities of life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect from Helen Garner. Remarkably honest, often very funny and always woven in ways that surprise, these stories tease out everyday...

From one of Australia's most celebrated writers comes eleven stories about the complexities of life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known...

Published: 28/06/2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143204909
RRP: $9.95
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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10 Jul 2014
National Biography Award shortlist announced
The State Library of NSW has announced the shortlist for the National Biography Award, which recognises ‘the continuing importance and value of life writing’. Congratulations to Gideon HaighThe winner will be announced on 4 August at an event at the State Library of NSW, which coincides with the beginning of the library’s Biography Week. Read more about the prize and Biography Week events here.

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