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The First Stone - Helen Garner

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In the autumn of 1992, 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.

About the Author

Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942, and now lives in Sydney. Since her novel 'Monkey Grip' appeared in 1977, she has published four more books of fiction and a great deal of journalism. She wrote the screenplay for the feature movie 'The Last Days of Chez Nous'. This is her first non-fiction book.

Helen Garner

Helen 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.

In subsequent books, she has continued to adapt her personal experiences. Her later novels include The Children’s Bach and Cosmo Cosmolino. In 2008 she returned to fiction writing with the publication of The Spare Room, a fictional treatment of caring for a dying cancer patient, based on the illness and death of Garner’s friend Jenya Osborne. She has also published several short story collections: Honour & Other People’s Children: two stories, Postcards from Surfers and My Hard Heart: Selected Fictions.

Her most recent book is This House of Grief.

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ISBN: 9780330355834
ISBN-10: 033035583X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 1st April 1995
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.4  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1