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Everywhere I Look

Helen Garner


Text Publishing Company

Literary essays


272 pages

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ABBEY'S CHOICE APRIL 2016 ----- Garner is one of our master writers, and nothing in this collection disappoints! Drawn from articles she has contributed to different journals/papers/books over the past decade or two, and loosely organised by theme, each is a small but perfect jewel, or a quiet sip of sanity in an increasingly incoherent world. Whether she is musing on the travails and temptations of ageing, observing the fine line between ordinary people and the darkness that pushes them into abhorrent crimes, critiquing a movie, or relating a tale from her past, her translucent prose carries the reader into understanding or empathy. Polished, quiet and thoughtful writing, but often with a true heart of passion and deep emotion. Lindy Jones


I pedal over to Kensington just after dark. As I roll along the lane towards the railway underpass, a young Asian woman on her way home from the station walks out of the tunnel towards me. After she passes there's a stillness, a moment of silent freshness that feels like spring.

Helen Garner is one of Australia's greatest writers. Her short non-fiction has enormous range. Spanning fifteen years of work, Everywhere I Look is a book full of unexpected moments, sudden shafts of light, piercing intuition, flashes of anger and incidental humour. It takes us from backstage at the ballet to the trial of a woman for the murder of her newborn baby. It moves effortlessly from the significance of moving house to the pleasure of re-reading Pride and Prejudice.

Everywhere I Look includes Garner's famous and controversial essay on the insults of age, her deeply moving tribute to her mother and extracts from her diaries, which have been part of her working life for as long as she has been a writer. Everywhere I Look glows with insight. It is filled with the wisdom of life.

By:   Helen Garner
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 154mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   325g
ISBN:   9781925355369
ISBN 10:   1925355365
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   April 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'Helen Garner is an invaluable guide into harrowing territory and offers powerful and unforgettable insights.' Kate Atkinson on This House of Grief 'Garner's spare, clean style flowers into magnificent poetry.' Australian Book Review on This House of Grief 'Her voice-intimate yet sharp, wry yet urgent-inspires trust.' Atlantic on This House of Grief

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