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?
About the Author
Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942. She has published many
owrks of fiction including Monkey Grip, Cosmo Cosmolino
and The Children's Bach. Her fiction has won numerous awards.
She is also one of Australia's most respected non-fiction writers, and
received a Walkley Award for journalism in 1993.
Her most recent books are The First Stone, True Stories,
My Hard Heart, The Feel of Stone and Joe Cinque's
Consolation. In 2006 she won the Melbourne Prize for Literature.
She lives in Melbourne.