True Stories: Selected Non-fiction

By Helen Garner


Helen Garner visits the morgue, and goes cruising on a Russian ship.

She sees women giving birth, and gets the sack for teaching her students about sex. She attends a school dance and a gun show. She writes about dreaming, about turning fifty, and the storm caused by THE FIRST STONE. Her story on the murder of two-year-old Daniel Valerio wins her a Walkley Award.

Garner looks at the world with a curious, shrewd and sympathetic eye. Her non-fiction, with its many voices, is always passionate and compelling. TRUE STORIES is an extraordinary book, spanning twenty-five years of work, by one of Australia’s greatest writers.

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