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An extraordinary book of collected short non-fiction, spanning fifty years of work, by one of Australia’s great writers.

Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship. She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show.

She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by The First Stone. Her story on the murder of the two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.

Garner looks at the world with a shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction is always passionate and compelling.

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  • Hardback

    9781925498875

    October 30, 2017

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    RRP $39.99

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The Children's Bach
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True Stories: The Collected Short Non-Fiction
Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics
Stories: The Collected Short 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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