Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Monkey Grip
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Monkey Grip

Helen Garner

Introduction by Charlotte Wood

An elegant hardback edition of the novel that launched Helen Garner’s career.

Helen Garner’s gritty, lyrical first novel divided the critics on its publication in 1977. Today, Monkey Grip is regarded as a masterpiece-the novel that shines a light on a time and a place and a way of living never before presented in Australian literature: communal households, music, friendships, children, love, drugs, and sex.

When Nora falls in love with Javo, she is caught in the web of his addiction; and as he moves between loving her and leaving, between his need for her and promises broken, Nora’s life becomes an intense dance of loving and trying to let go.

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