Sunday, 17 April 2011
I've just read Monkey Grip by Helen Garner and Paradoxical Undressing by Kristen Hersh (am actually just in the middle of this one). They were/are both so good! I hadn't heard of Helen Garner, but 'Monkey Grip' is now published by penguin classics, so that totally means it's good. It's about a young woman living in Australia with her young daughter Gracie and her relationship with Javo - a charming junkie. It feels so real, and I found out afterwards that it is based on her diaries... also, paradoxical undressing is kinda based on Hersh's diary from 1985. Anyway, what I am trying to say, is that they have a similar feel and voice to them and you should all read them!