Six Bedrooms

Six Bedrooms 1

by Tegan Bennett Daylight

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/07/2015

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Six Bedrooms is about growing up; about discovering sex; and about coming of age.

Full of glorious angst, embarrassment and small achievements. Hot afternoons on school ovals, the terrifying promise of losing your virginity, sneaking booze from your mother's pantry, the painful sophistication and squalor of your first share house, cancer, losing a parent.

Tegan Bennett Daylight's powerful collection captures the dangerous, tilting terrain of becoming adult. Over these ten stories, we find acute portrayals of loss and risk, of sexual longing and wreckage, blunders and betrayals. Threaded through the collection is the experience of troubled, destructive Tasha, whose life unravels in unexpected ways, and who we come to love for her defiance, her wit and her vulnerability.

Stunningly written, and shot through with humour and menace, Six Bedrooms is a mesmerising collection of moments from adolescence through adulthood, a mix of all the potent ingredients that make up a life.

Shortlisted for the 2016 Stella Prize

ISBN:
9780857989130
9780857989130
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-07-2015
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
240
Dimensions (mm):
232x162x18mm
Weight:
0.31kg

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  • Fantastic Collection

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    Tegan's stories carry a kind of awkward elegance that sits at the heart of great Australian lit. Six Bedrooms puts together some of her very best.

    You could describe these stories as 'coming of age' but there's something more simple and brilliant going on here. Each piece is like a lens on the minuscule changes - embarrassments, estrangements, ill-got victories - that punctuate our lives. Essential reading for short story lovers.