The Children's Bach

The Children's Bach

by Helen Garner

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/06/2008

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Athena and Dexter lead an enclosed family life, innocent of fashion and bound towards a disturbed child. Their comfortable rut is disrupted by the arrival of Elizabeth, a tough nut from Dexter's past. With her three charming, chaotic hangers-on, she draws the couple out into a world whose casual egotism they had barely dreamed of. How can they get home again?
ISBN:
9780143180043
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-06-2008
Language:
English
Series:
Modern Classics Ser.
Publisher:
PENGUIN BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
176
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x21mm
Weight:
0.17kg
Helen Garner

Helen Garner (born 7 November 1942) is an Australian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist.

Garner's first novel, Monkey Grip, was published in 1977, and immediately established her as an original voice on the Australian literary scene. She is known for incorporating and adapting her personal experiences in her fiction, something that has brought her both praise and criticism, particularly with her novels, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room.

Throughout her career, Garner has written both fiction and non-fiction. She attracted controversy with her book The First Stone about a sexual harassment scandal in a university college. She has also written for film and theatre, and has consistently won awards for her work.

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