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The Resource Monkey grip, Helen Garner

Monkey grip, Helen Garner

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Monkey grip
Title
Monkey grip
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Helen Garner
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Language
eng
Summary
Inner-suburban Melbourne in the 1970s: a world of communal living, drugs, music and love. Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made. But caught in an increasingly ambiguous relationship, they are unable to let go ? and the harder they pull away from each other, the tighter the monkey grip
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Summary
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 it's place as a classic of Australian fiction.
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295618
Cataloging source
ANL
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1942-
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Garner, Helen
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Laszczuk, Adam
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True
Series statement
Penguin Australian classics
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  • Australian fiction
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Drug addiction
  • Fitzroy (Vic.)
  • Melbourne (Vic.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Monkey grip, Helen Garner
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Publication
Copyright
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Cover design: Adam Laszczuk
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051725076
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780143569718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)852794307
Label
Monkey grip, Helen Garner
Publication
Copyright
Note
Cover design: Adam Laszczuk
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051725076
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
363 pages
Isbn
9780143569718
Isbn Type
(hardback)
System control number
(OCoLC)852794307

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