Spare Room

Author: Helen Garner
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  • : $23.95(AUD)
  • : 9781921520280
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  • : September 2009
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : Australia
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  • : Helen Garner
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Barcode 9781921520280
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Description

Helen prepares her spare room for her friend Nicola, who is flying down from Sydney for a three-week visit. But this is no ordinary visit—Nicola has advanced cancer. She is coming to Melbourne to receive treatment she believes will cure her.


From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her guardian angel and her stony judge.


The Spare Room tells a story of compassion and rage as the two women—one sceptical, one stubbornly serene—negotiate their way through Nicola's gruelling treatments. Garner's dialogue is pitch perfect, her sense of pacing flawless as this novel draws to its terrible and transcendent finale.

Author description

Helen Garner was born in Geelong in 1942, and has been writing and publishing since her first book, Monkey Grip, came out in 1977.