Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. In her acclaimed debut, first published in 1977, Garner captures the fluid relationships of a community of friends. Nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. When Nora falls in love with Javo, she’s caught in the web of his addiction, and her life becomes an intense dance of loving and trying to let go.
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About the Author
Helen Garner is one of Australia’s finest authors. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham–Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Her novels include Monkey Grip, The Children’s Bach, Cosmo Cosmolino and The Spare Room.
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Monkey Grip based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I'm sorry, I don't mean to be crass, but I thought this book was crap. I enjoyed the imagery, the sheer Australian-ness of it, but... it became a big fat literary wank. The words seemed to meld together, the experiences of Nora and Javo became blurred and confused and I didn't even bother finishing it- I left about thirty odd pages. It made me want to take up drugs, I was so frustrated.