BooksDirect

Description - The Children's Bach by Helen Garner

A captivating and deeply personal novel from one of Australia's most respected authors-now in an elegant hardback edition

Athena and Dexter live a happy but insular life, bound by routine and the care of their young sons. When Elizabeth, an old friend from Dexter's university days, turns up with her much younger sister, Vicki, and her lover, Philip, she brings an enticing world to their doorstep. And Athena finds herself straining at the confines of her life.

Helen Garner portrays her characters with a clear eye for their dreams, their insecurities and their deep humanity in this intimate and engaging short novel, which was first published in 1984. The Children's Bach is 'a jewel', in Ben Lerner's description, 'beautiful, lapidary, rare'.

Buy The Children's Bach by Helen Garner from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, BooksDirect.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.
Joe Cinque's Consolation
Paperback , Sep '16
20% OFF!
RRP: $24.99 $19.99
True Stories
Hardback , Oct '17
20% OFF!
RRP: $39.99 $31.99
One Day I'll Remember This: Diaries: 1987 - 1995
Paperback , Nov '20
20% OFF!
RRP: $29.99 $23.99
Monkey Grip
Hardback , Oct '18
20% OFF!
RRP: $29.99 $23.99
Honour & Other People's Children: Text Classics
Paperback , Jul '18
20% OFF!
RRP: $14.95 $11.96
Last Days Of Chez Nous & Two Friends
Paperback , Jun '16
20% OFF!
RRP: $12.95 $10.36
Stories: Collected Short Fiction
Hardback , Oct '17
20% OFF!
RRP: $29.99 $23.99
How to End a Story: Diaries 1995-1998
Hardback , Nov '21
20% OFF!
RRP: $29.99 $23.99
Everywhere I Look
Paperback , Apr '17
20% OFF!
RRP: $23.99 $19.19
This House Of Grief
Paperback , Jan '16
20% OFF!
RRP: $23.99 $19.19