Everywhere I look | Helen Garner My favourite in Helen Garner’s new collection of essays has to be How To Marry Your Daughters, a re-reading of Pride and Prejudice told with her trademark thoughtful and shrewd observations, such as “Lydia Bennet, at sixteen, is a piece of trash.” Couldn’t put it down. 184 more words
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A writer’s review of Helen Garner’s This House of Grief.
HOW can an average Aussie bloke be present at one of the worst deaths imaginable – the swift drowning of his three sons inside his car in a deep, dark dam – without managing to recall a single coherent fact or memory about how or why it took place? 915 more words
This House of Grief
With what starts out almost like a fairytale; a hard-working Aussie bloke and his young family building their dream house in a Victorian country town, the happily-ever-after is soon shattered in the next paragraph; when the wife decides to leave her husband. 370 more words
Joe Cinque’s Consolation, A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law
From one of Australia’s greatest writers Helen Garner depicts, with great professionalism, the harrowing murder that occurred on a Sunday evening, in October 1997. 264 more words