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Title:True Stories: Selected Non Fiction
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Helen Garner
Publisher:Text Pub.
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Number of Pages:242
Category:Non fiction, Australia, Short stories, Essays, Audiobook

True Stories: Selected Non Fiction by Helen Garner

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The Spare Room

A powerful witty and taut novel about a complex friendship between two women one dying the other called to care for her from an internationally acclaimed and award winning author br br How much of ourselves must we give up to help a friend in need Helen has little idea what lies ahead and what strength she must muster when she offers her spare room to an old friend Nicola who has arrived in the city for cancer treatment Skeptical of the medical establishment and placing all her faith in an alternative health center Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness regardless of the advice Helen offers br br In the weeks that follow Nicola s battle for survival will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her The Spare Room is a magical gem of a book gripping moving and unexpectedly funny that packs a huge punch charting a friendship as it is tested by the threat of death

Joe Cinque's Consolation, A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law

A TRUE STORY OF DEATH GRIEF AND THE LAW br br In October a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house Some of the dinner guests amp most of them university students amp had heard rumours of the plan Nobody warned Joe Cinque He died one Sunday in his own bed of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder br br Helen Garner followed the trials in the ACT Supreme Court Compassionate but unflinching this is a book about how and why Joe Cinque died It probes the gap between ethics and the law examines the helplessness of the courts in the face of what we think of as evil and explores conscience culpability and the battered ideal of duty of care br br It is a masterwork from one of Australia s greatest writers

This House of Grief

On the evening of September Robert Farquharson a separated husband was driving his three sons home to their mother when his car plunged into a dam The boys aged ten seven and two drowned Was this an act of deliberate revenge or a tragic accident The court case became Helen Garner s obsession She was in the courtroom every day of Farquharson s trial and subsequent retrial along with countless journalists and the families of both the accused and his former wife br br In this utterly compelling book Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life At its core is a search for truth that takes author and reader through complex psychological terrain Garner exposes with great compassion that truth and justice are as complex as human frailty and morality br br Part of a nonfiction tradition that began with Truman Capote s i In Cold Blood i and continues in the works of Janet Malcolm Erroll Morris and others

Monkey Grip

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Everywhere I Look

Spanning fifteen years of work i Everywhere I Look i is a book full of unexpected moments sudden shafts of light piercing intuition flashes of anger and incidental humour It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re reading i Pride and Prejudice i br br i Everywhere I Look i includes Garner s famous and controversial essay on the insults of age her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer i Everywhere I Look i glows with insight It is filled with the wisdom of life

The First Stone: Some Questions of Sex and Power

In the autumn of two young women students at Melbourne University went to the police claiming that they had been indecently assaulted at a party The man they accused was the head of their co ed residential college The shock of these charges split the community and painfully focused the debate about sex and power em amp This is writing of great boldness and it will wring the heart an intense eloquent and enthralling work amp em AUSTRALIAN br br em amp This was never going to be an easy book to write its pages are bathed in anguish and self doubt but suffused also with a white hot anger amp em GOOD WEEKEND br br em amp Travelling with Garner along the complex paths of this sad story is strangely enough enjoyable The First Stone is a book worth reading for its writing amp em SYDNEY MORNING HERALD br br em amp Garner has ensured one thing the debate about sexual harassment will now have a very public airing And it will have it in the language of experience to which all women and men have access amp em AGE

The Children's Bach

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True Stories: Selected Non Fiction

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Postcards from Surfers

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Cosmo Cosmolino

Janet retreats to her house and labours at forgetting the past Ray hides from the past in the pages of his gold edged book waiting for his brother to reconnect him to life But Maxine bursts the barricade that separates dream from reality and hacks a path for all of them to the future

This House of Grief, The Children's Bach, True Stories: Selected Non Fiction, The First Stone: Some Questions of Sex and Power, The Spare Room, Monkey Grip, Postcards from Surfers, Cosmo Cosmolino, Everywhere I Look, Joe Cinque's Consolation, A True Story of Death, Grief and the Law