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Trouble: Evolution of a Radical (Selected Writings 1970 - 2010) by Kate Jennings

In 1970 Kate Jennings, twenty-one, stunned a Sydney anti-war rally into silence with a pull-no-punches speech calling for women's empowerment. Brave, impassioned and searingly funny, it set the tone for an unconventional life. A few years later she was on her way to New York, where she would make her name as a writer, fall in love and, as a Wall Street speechwriter, enjoy ringside seats at some of the strangest events of our times.

Trouble collects Jennings' best short work from the last four decades. She writes incisively about manners and morals, politics and economics, feminism and the writing life. She describes America with the keen eye of an outsider, and looks back at Australia with an expatriates frankness. Trouble is both a fragmented autobiography and a record of remarkable times.

From the protest movements of the 1970s, via Wall Street's heyday and dramatic collapse, to the historic election of Barack Obama, Jennings captures the shifts - seismic and subtle, personal and political - that brought us to where we are now.

About the Author

Kate Jennings is a poet, essayist, short-story writer and novelist. Both her novels, Snake and Moral Hazard, were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She has won the ALS Gold Medal, the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction and the Adelaide Festival fiction prize. Born in rural New South Wales, she has lived in New York since 1979. Her most recent books are Stanley and Sophie and Quarterly Essay 32: American Revolution.


Format: Paperback | 319 pages

Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.3 x 2.5 | 462g

Publication Date: 12 Mar 2010

Publisher: Black Inc.

Publication City/Country: Melbourne, Australia

Language: English

ISBN10: 1863954678

ISBN13: 9781863954679


Condition: Good

A book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges and a minor crease on the bottom-left corner of the back cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with very minimal (barely noticeable) creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. No missing pages.