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The Spare Room by Helen Garner (Hardcover, 2008)

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The Spare Room by Helen Garner

Helen lovingly prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola. She is coming to visit for three weeks, to receive treatment she believes will cure her cancer.

From the moment Nicola staggers off the plane, gaunt and hoarse but still somehow grand, Helen becomes her nurse, her guardian angel and her stony judge.

The Spare Room tells a story of compassion, humour and rage. The two women—one sceptical, one stubbornly serene—negotiate an unmapped path through Nicola’s bizarre therapy. Garner's dialogue is pitch perfect, her sense of pacing flawless, as this novel draws to its terrible and transcendent finale.


Format: Hardback | 208 pages

Dimensions (cm): 21.9 x 14.3  x 2.3 | 376g

Publication Date: 07 Apr 2008

Publisher: Text Publishing

Publication City/Country: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 192135139X

ISBN13: 9781921351396


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. No obvious  damage to the cover. The dust jacket is included and in good condition (very minor scuff marks). The majority of pages are undamaged with no creasing or tearing, no pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. The first page has a white rectangular sticker stuck to it, with a hand-written note that reads "To Dearest Miri, This is a little something for your in-flight entertainment! Lots of love, Chris & Al xoxoxoxoxo". No missing pages.