The Children's Bach

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Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Text Publishing Company
Publish Date
Pages
196
Dimensions
6.3 X 0.9 X 9.3 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781925773040

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About the Author

Helen Garner writes novels, stories, screenplays and works of non-fiction. In 2006 she received the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature, and in 2016 she won the prestigious Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction. Everywhere I Look won the 2017 Indie Book Award for Non Fiction.

BEN LERNER is the author of three books of poetry (The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw, and Mean Free Path), two novels (Leaving the Atocha Station, and 10:04), and a work of criticism (The Hatred of Poetry). He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, and MacArthur Foundations, among many other honours.

Reviews

'Garner wears her mastery lightly--the novel never draws undue attention to its own modernist tricks. Unfolding, as the title suggests, like a halting piece of music, its effects are subtle and unexpected.'--Harper's Magazine
'A natural storyteller.'--James Wood, New Yorker; 'A celebration of family life in the context of the thousand natural shocks that it is heir to in modern times.'--Book World; 'Garner's stories share characteristics of the postcard: they flash before us carefully recorded images that remind us of harsher realities not pictured. And like postcards they are economically written, a bit of conversation is transcribed, a memory recalled, an event noted, scenes pass as if viewed from a train--momentarily, distinct and tantalizing in their beauty.'--New York Times 'Garner can write about everything for every reader...Her tone throughout is one of considerable charm and approachability. Five minutes in Garner's company, you feel, and you'd be telling her your deepest secrets.'--Neil Stewart, Civilian Global '[Garner's] writing expresses a hard-won grace. It brings you closer to the world, and shows you how to love it.'--The Monthly