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The Girl with the Dogs is a poignantly beautiful novella about what's really precious in life, from Miles Franklin Award-winning Anna Funder, author of All That I Am.

'To live with someone for a long time requires an element of fiction – the selective use of facts to craft an ongoing story.'

Amid the debris of her friends' relationships, Tess has a marriage that's comparatively unscathed. But she's at a hinge moment, poised between her present life and the one she decided against in her youth. What could she have made of her life had she chosen differently? And what will she risk to find out?
Deceptively concise, The Girl with the Dogs is a masterful story about life from beginning to end, and about the brief moments of choice that have enduring consequences.

Reviews

[Anna Funder] has never written better: every sentence is crisp and glowing, with a world of emotion floating just out of reach.

The Saturday Paper

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780143573500

    July 16, 2015

    Penguin

    80 pages

    RRP $9.99

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  • Hardback

    9780143784012

    November 28, 2016

    Penguin

    96 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781760143664

    November 28, 2016

    Penguin eBooks

    96 pages

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  • EBook

    9781760141745

    July 16, 2015

    Penguin eBooks

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All That I Am
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