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The spare room

The spare room

Garner, Helen

Helen has little idea what lies ahead when she offers her spare room to an old friend. Nicola has arrived in the city for treatment for cancer. Sceptical of the medical establishment, placing her faith in an alternative health centre, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice that Helen can offer. Helen has little idea what lies ahead when she offers her spare room to an old friend of fifteen years. Nicola has arrived in the city for treatment for cancer. Sceptical of the medical establishment, placing all her faith in an alternative health centre, Nicola is determined to find her own way to deal with her illness, regardless of the advice that Helen can offer. In the weeks that follow, Nicola's battle against her cancer will turn not only her own life upside down but also those of everyone around her. "The Spare Room" is a magical gem of a book that packs a huge punch, charting a friendship as it is tested by the threat of death. "* 'Garner is a storyteller, an observer...Her style is beautifully simple...People who are on a fixed diet of fiction or who graze on airport shelves could cleanse their palates with Garner as they might once have done with Jane Austen.' - Sydney Morning Herald * 'Helen Garner writes the best sentences in Australia.' - The Bulletin * 'Garner, in everything she writes, is an indelible stylist, a shaper of events, a distiller of meaning' - ABR"

Hardback, Book. English. Modern fiction.
Published Edinburgh : Canongate Books Ltd : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd : [distributor] United Book Distributors : [distributor] United Book Distributors : [distributor] Booksite Afrika : [distributor] Publishers' Group West 2008
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Statement of responsibility: Helen Garner
Distributor: Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd; [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd; [distributor] United Book Distributors; [distributor] United Book Distributors; [distributor] Booksite Afrika; [distributor] Publishers' Group West, 2008
ISBN: 1847672655, 9781847672650
Note: Hardback. B-format paperback.
Biography: Born in 1942, Helen Garner lives in Australia. She has written both fiction and non-fiction, and also journalism, and her writing has been nominated for and won many awards. This is her first novel for fifteen years.
Physical Description: 20x13 cm.
Subject: Cancer Alternative treatment Fiction.; General.; Cancer Patients Fiction.; Female friendship Fiction.