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Helen Garner: How to End a Story


Please note: This is an online event.

Join Helen Garner as she chats with friend Charlotte Wood about her third volume of diaries.

This is an account of a woman fighting to hold on to a marriage that is disintegrating around her. Living with a powerfully ambitious writer who is consumed by his work, and trying to find a place for her own spirit to thrive, she rails against the confines. At the same time she is desperate to find the truth in their relationship—and the truth of her own self. This is a harrowing story, a portrait of the messy, painful, dark side of love lost, of betrayal and sadness and the sheer force of a woman’s anger. But it is also a story of resilience and strength, strewn with sharp insight, moments of joy and hope, the immutable ties of motherhood and the regenerative power of a room of one’s own.

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How to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998

How to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998

Helen Garner

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