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The spare room (original 2008; edition 2008)
by Helen Garner
The Spare Room by Helen Garner (2008)
"In this short and powerful novel - her first work of fiction for fifteen years - one of Australia's bestselling and most admired writers tells an extraordinary story about two women. Helen lives in Melbourne, and her friend Nicola flies down from Sydney for a three-week visit. She will sleep in Helen's house, in her lovingly prepared spare room. This is no ordinary visit. Nicola has advanced cancer and is seeking alternative treatment from a clinic in Helen's city. From the moment Nicola steps off the plane, gaunt, staggering like a crone, her voice hoarse but still with something grand about her, Helen becomes her nurse, her protector, her guardian angel and her stony judge."--Provided by publisher.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.914 — Literature English (not North America) English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1945-1999
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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.
2 editions of this book were published by Canongate Books.