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  • Published: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790693
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

Births Deaths Marriages




A brutally honest account of love, marriage, families and death.

A brutally honest account of love, marriage, families and death.

It wasn't until years later that I realised the obvious - the difference between us and the mythical normal family I was certain existed, was in fact the fiction… There is always so much more and it swims, shimmering beneath the surface, glittering with all the inherent contradictions of who we are, the changes that time brings and the very elusiveness of a life slipping through our fingers.

Births Deaths Marriage is about life and how we really live it. These true tales move from visits to nudist communes, to losing your virginity; to going to couples' counseling and coping with death in the family. From a bohemian childhood in the seventies to becoming a mother and a writer, Georgia Blain explores a new land - true life in all its extraordinary richness - taking us deep into the heart of how we love, learn, fail, and try to learn again.

  • Pub date: 19 March 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143790693
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Georgia Blain

Georgia Blain published novels for adults and young adults, essays, short stories, and a memoir. Her first novel was the bestselling Closed for Winter, which was made into a feature film. Her books have been shortlisted for numerous awards including the NSW, Victorian, and SA Premiers' Literary Awards, the ALS Gold Medal, the Stella Prize, and the Nita B. Kibble Award for her memoir Births Deaths Marriages. Georgia's works include The Secret Lives of Men, Too Close to Home, and the YA novel Darkwater. In 2016, Georgia published Between a Wolf and a Dog and the YA novel Special (Penguin Random House Australia). Between a Wolf and a Dog< was="" shortlisted="" for="" the="" 2017="" stella="" prize,="" and="" was="" awarded="" the="" 2017="" victorian="" premier’s="" literary="" award="" for="" fiction="" and="" the="" 2016="" queensland="" literary="" award="" for="" fiction.="" georgia="" passed="" away="" in="" december="">

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Awards & Recognition

  • Nita B Kibble Literary Awards

    Shortlisted • 2009 • Nita B Kibble Literary Awards (Life Writing by Women)


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