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This is an auction for THE SPARE ROOM by Helen Garner.

"Garner is perhaps most easily introduced as the Joan Didion of Australia--a person who writes with a diamond drill, depicting human relationships with such brutal clarity they seem to be rendered for the first time."
- Los Angeles Times

"Two women who have known each other for fifteen years, spending three weeks together with the weight of one crushing disease. How do we calculate what's important in our lives? Highly recommended."
- a *** starred *** review in Library Journal (US)

"Only great fiction demands us to reset our moral compass and look at our value coordinates all over again. The Spare Room achieves this."
- The Times

"Luminous. . . It reminds us that literature not only can, but must, address the most important subjects, because it does so in ways no other form can."
- Claire Messud in Newsweek

“Following a Melbourne-based writer as she cares for a friend dying of cancer, this is the first work of fiction in sixteen years from an Australian writer whose accomplished early novels were overshadowed by the controversial publication, in 1995, of a decidedly post-feminist investigation into a sexual-harassment scandal. Here the author’s aims seem to shift in the course of the novel, which at times seems very close to nonfiction. The work gains focus from Garner’s characteristically controlled and unsentimental tone: the train station is 'a seven-minute walk from my house, twenty if you had cancer'.”
- New Yorker

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Hardback 2008.

195 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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