Joan Makes History

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Author
Kate Grenville
Publisher
UQP
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 January, 1988

Joan Makes History

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    Synopsis

    Joan is a wife and mother of no great distinction, but in the life of her imagination she is in the front line of events, effortlessly subverting the solemnity of momentous occasions and cheerfully altering the course of history. 'A virtuoso performance by a writer from the Antipodes who belongs at the center of the fiction map.’ Kirkus Reviews‘A funny, moving, brilliantly contrived story about the Every woman unsung by straight historians.’ The Age‘Australia is colonised but from the female point of view. Joan is observant, calm, tender, angry, despairing. Kate Grenville understands the comic poetry of suffering.’ Thea Astley‘This fanciful feminist epic is funny and sometimes piercingly poignant.’ Publishers Weekly
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    About the author

    Kate Grenville

    Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s most celebrated writers. Her international bestseller The Secret River was awarded local and overseas prizes, has been adapted for the stage and as an acclaimed television miniseries, and is now a much-loved classic. Grenville’s other novels include Sarah Thornhill, The Lieutenant, Dark Places and the Orange Prize winner The Idea of Perfection. Her most recent books are two works of non-fiction, One Life: My Mother’s Story and The Case Against Fragrance. She has also written three books about the writing process. In 2017 Grenville was awarded the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. She lives in Melbourne.

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