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Another example of the undefinable appeal of Australian writing
on 18 March 2016
Helen Garner is new to me (which seems shaming, given her place in Australian literature) and another of those Australian whose writing can be described (as it is on the cover of this book) "lyrical" and "rough-edged". In so many ways this shouldn't have worked - so many characters, no plot to speak of, little in the way of explanation - but told in such a way, and with such facility of language and insight, that it was totally compelling.
I need to seek out more.