More Great Australian writers - Helen Garner,Peter Carey & Patrick Cullen (pre-used)
The Feel Of Steel Helen Garner:"Cities, friends, lost loves, Antarctica, the joy of being a grandmother, weddings, fencing... Such is the array of subjects in Helen Garner's second non-fiction collection. Some pieces were published in The Age, some are previously unpublished, but woven together they present as an evocative memoir, and offer a wonderfully personal portrait of an always unconventional talent.In word-perfect and often hilarious prose, Helen Garner reminds us of the human condition, in all its various guises.
Oscar & Lucinda Peter Carey's novel of the undeclared love between clergyman Oscar Hopkins and the heiress Lucinda Leplastrier is both a moving and beautiful love story and a historical tour de force set in Victorian times. Made for each other, the two are gamblers - one obsessive, the other compulsive - incapable of winning at the game of love.
What Came Between One street. Three couples. A world of possibilities. In 1989 the Newcastle earthquake opens up faultlines in the relationships of three couples who reside in adjoining terraces, changing their lives irreparably. Each of those six people now has to rediscover ways to negotiate marriage and infidelity, careers and unemployment, friendship and loss. First they must learn how to survive each new day and then, a decade later - as the city's major employer, the steelworks, shuts down - they will finally realise how to live as if each night were their last. Written in spare prose, What Came Between takes ordinary lives and makes them both familiar and extraordinary. Through the accumulation of telling details, Patrick Cullen creates a compelling portrait of what it's really means to live now - in one street, in one city.
All paper backs in excellent pre-loved condition
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