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Introduction by Kate Jennings
A Woman of the Future, first published in 1979, was David Ireland’s best-selling sixth novel and his third to win the Miles Franklin Award.
An imaginative tour de force, it is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt—from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian literature. Now published as a Text Classic, it features a new introduction from Kate Jennings.
‘Immense originality, wit and gritty wisdom…David Ireland has reached the top.’
‘Remarkable…an extraordinary memoire of adolescence’
‘A brilliant, often mind-blowing excursion…the sexual scenes here are as deliberately shocking as any recent fiction.’
‘A Woman of the Future is not just a novel, it is a phenomenon.’
‘Superlative powers of observation…a very rewarding read.’