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Blue Skies : Text Classics - Helen Hodgman

Blue Skies

Text Classics

Paperback Published: 29th May 2017
ISBN: 9781925498370
Number Of Pages: 192

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In Helen Hodgman's dazzlingly written debut a young woman is trapped in a small city on an island at the end of the world - by motherhood and an absent husband, by busybody in-laws and neighbours, by a drab society yet to throw off the shackles of its colonial past. A darkly funny tale of a crack-up in stultifying suburbia, Blue Skies marked the emergence of a unique, acerbic voice in Australian fiction. This edition includes an introduction by the acclaimed Tasmanian author Danielle Wood.

Industry Reviews

`Scarily unforgettable.' -- Peter Conrad
`Strange and memorable.' -- Eva Hornung
`The very essence of Tasmanian gothic.' -- Carmel Bird
`Singularly searing and merciless prose.' * Sunday Age *
`Sensuous...Prickly as a sea urchin.' -- Nicholas Shakespeare
`A convincing study of a woman slowly losing her mind.' * Sun Herald *
`Elegantly written, atmospheric.' -- Brenda Niall * Australian Book Review *
`Has a masterpiece's power to thrill and discomfort.' * Sunday Tasmanian *
`As fresh, punchy and relevant now as it was on its [first] release...A compelling vision.' * Australian *
`Stylistically assured...Daring and persuasive in its depiction of a controlled and vengeful anguish.' -- Peter Pierce * Sydney Morning Herald *

ISBN: 9781925498370
ISBN-10: 1925498379
Series: Text Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th May 2017
Publisher: Text Publishing Co
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.6  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.14

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