Monkey Grip

Monkey Grip

by Helen Garner

Hardback Publication Date: 29/10/2018

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An elegant hardback edition of the novel that launched Helen Garner's career

Helen Garner's gritty, lyrical first novel divided the critics on its publication in 1977. Today, Monkey Grip is regarded as a masterpiece-the novel that shines a light on a time and a place and a way of living never before presented in Australian literature- communal households, music, friendships, children, love, drugs, and sex.

When Nora falls in love with Javo, she is caught in the web of his addiction; and as he moves between loving her and leaving, between his need for her and promises broken, Nora?s life becomes an intense dance of loving and trying to let go.

ISBN:
9781925773156
9781925773156
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
29-10-2018
Publisher:
Text Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
352
Dimensions (mm):
241x160x32mm
Weight:
0.58kg
Helen Garner

Helen Garner (born 7 November 1942) is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.

Garner's first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977, and immediately established her as an original voice on the Australian literary scene. She is known for incorporating and adapting her personal experiences in her fiction, something that has brought her both praise and criticism, particularly with her novels, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room.

Throughout her career, Garner has written both fiction and non-fiction. She attracted controversy with her book The First Stone about a sexual harassment scandal in a university college. She has also written for film and theatre, and has consistently won awards for her work.

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