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In her first novel in fifteen years, Helen Garner writes about the joys and limits of female friendship under the transforming pressure of illness.  "The clear-eyed grace of her prose" in this darkly funny and unsparing novel has been hailed by Peter Carey as "the work of a great writer."  Garlanded with awards, dazzling reviewers around the globe, The Spare Room is destined to be a modern literary classic.

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In this critically acclaimed novel, award-winning writer Helen Garner confronts the joys and limits of female friendship under the transforming pressure of illness. 

Synopsis:

In her first novel in fifteen years, Helen Garner writes about the joys and limits of female friendship under the transforming pressure of illness. The clear-eyed grace of her prose in this darkly funny and unsparing novel has been hailed by Peter Carey as the work of a great writer. Garlanded with awards, dazzling reviewers around the globe, The Spare Room is destined to be a modern literary classic.

About the Author

Helen Garner was born in Geelong, Australia, in 1942. Her award-winning books include novels, stories, screenplays, and works of nonfiction, including Monkey Grip, The First Stone, and Joe Cinques Consolation. The Spare Room is her first work of fiction in fifteen years. She lives in Australia.

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ISBN:
9780312428174
Author:
Garner, Helen
Publisher:
Picador USA
Subject:
Literary
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Edition Description:
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Publication Date:
20100231
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Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.29 x 6.47 x 0.51 in

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In this critically acclaimed novel, award-winning writer Helen Garner confronts the joys and limits of female friendship under the transforming pressure of illness. 
"Synopsis" by , In her first novel in fifteen years, Helen Garner writes about the joys and limits of female friendship under the transforming pressure of illness. The clear-eyed grace of her prose in this darkly funny and unsparing novel has been hailed by Peter Carey as the work of a great writer. Garlanded with awards, dazzling reviewers around the globe, The Spare Room is destined to be a modern literary classic.
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