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This stylish paperback edition of Helen Garner’s collected short fiction celebrates the work of one of Australia’s most loved authors. These stories—that delve into the complexities of love and longing, of the pain, darkness and joy of life—are all told with her characteristic sharpness of observation, honesty and humour. Each one a perfect piece, together they showcase Garner’s mastery of the form.
‘Garner is a natural storyteller.’
‘Garner’s stories share characteristics of the postcard: they flash before us carefully recorded images that remind us of harsher realities not pictured. And like postcards they are economically written, a bit of conversation is transcribed, a memory recalled, an event noted, scenes pass as if viewed from a train—momentarily, distinct and tantalising in their beauty.’
‘A perfect introduction for first-timers who have not yet experienced the pleasures of Garner’s writing.’
‘Helen Garner’s collections of fiction and nonfiction corroborate her reputation as a great stylist and a great witness.’