In Monkey Grip, Helen Garner charts the lives of a generation. Her characters are exploring new ways of loving and living - and nothing is harder than learning to love lightly. Nora and Javo are trapped in a desperate relationship. Nora's addiction is romantic love; Javo's is hard drugs. The harder they pull away, the tighter the monkey grip. A lyrical, gritty, rough-edged novel that deserves its place as a classic of Australian fiction.
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Helen Garner was born in Geelong, Victoria, and was educated there and at Melbourne University. She has worked as a high-school teacher and freelance journalist, and has won numerous literary awards. She has published a large number of books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Postcards from Surfers, The Children's Bach, The Feel of Steel, The First Stone and, most recently, Joe Cinque's Consolation and The Spare Room.
Monkey Grip by Helen Garner
Penguin Modern Classics
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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