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Two classic Helen Garner novellas introduced by Michael Sala, award-winning author of The Last Thread and The Restorer

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.

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  • Paperback

    9781925603729

    July 2, 2018

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    RRP $12.95

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The Children's Bach
Stories: The Collected Short Fiction
True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
Stories: The Collected Short Fiction
True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
The Last Days of Chez Nous & Two Friends: Text Classics
Everywhere I Look
Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice: Short Black 4
This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial
Cosmo Cosmolino: Text Classics
The Children's Bach
Honour & Other People's Children
The Spare Room
Monkey Grip

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Swing Time
The Bear and The Nightingale
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Ready Player One
The Trip of a Lifetime
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Sanctuary
On Chesil Beach
The Light Between Oceans
A Long Way from Home