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Description - Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska

Beginning with the disastrous events of the night before her fortieth birthday, in Second Half First Drusilla Modjeska looks back on the experiences of the past thirty years that have shaped her writing, her reading and the way she has lived. From a childhood in England, and her parents difficult marriage, to her time as a young newlywed living with her husband in Papua New Guinea; arriving as a single woman in Sydney in the 1970s and building close friendships with writers such as Helen Garner, with whom she lived in the bookish house on the corner , and the lovers who would sometimes briefly derail her, to returning to Papua thirty years later to found a literacy program, this new book by Drusilla Modjeska is an intensely personal and moving account of an examined life. In asking the candid questions that so many of us face - about love and independence, the death of a partner, growing older, the bonds of friendship and family - Drusilla Modjeska reassesses parts of her life, her work, the importance to her of writers such as Virginia Woolf and Simone de Beauvoir, among many others. The result is a memoir that is at once intellectually provocative and deeply hones

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780857989796
ISBN-10: 0857989790
Format: Hardback
(213mm x 149mm x 37mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Knopf Australia
Publisher: Random House Australia
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - Drusilla Modjeska

Drusilla Modjeska is one of Australia's most acclaimed writers. She was born in England but lived in Papua before arriving in Australia in 1971. Her books include Exiles at Home; the NSW Premier's Award-winning Poppy; Sisters, which she co-edited; the Nita B. Kibble, NSW Premier's Award and Australian Bookseller's Book of the Year Award-winner The Orchard; Timepieces; and Secrets with Robert Dessaix and Amanda Lohrey. She is also the author of the bestselling Stravinsky's Lunch and her first novel, The Mountain, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award, the Western Australia Premier's Award and the Barbara Jefferis Award.

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Books By Drusilla Modjeska

Second Half First by Drusilla Modjeska
Paperback / softback, October 2016
$19.54 $22.99
Exiles at Home by Drusilla Modjeska
Paperback / softback, December 2013
$12.74 $14.99
Mountain by Drusilla Modjeska
Paperback / softback, March 2018
$16.99 $19.99
Orchard by Drusilla Modjeska
Paperback / softback, June 1995
$19.51 $22.95