Helen Hodgman's classic novel, with an introduction by Danielle Wood.
A young wife and mother watches a clock that seems forever stuck at three-in-the-afternoon. Her neighbour obsesses over the front lawn, and the women at the local beach chatter about knitting patterns. Her husband didn't come home last night.
She lives for Tuesdays and Thursdays, when the baby is with Mother-in-law and she can escape to a less humdrum life. Jonathan, man about town, is Tuesday. Ben, a freethinking artist, is Thursday.
But Jonathan is in serious trouble, and Thursdays are turning sour. Very sour.
A brilliant, acerbic tale of a crack-up in stultifying suburbia, Blue Skies marked the emergence of a unique voice in Australian fiction.
'A joy to read.' The Times
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - CloggieDownunder - LibraryThing
Blue Skies is Helen Hodgman’s debut novel, written in 1976. This edition includes an insightful introduction by Danielle Wood. The setting is 1970’s Tasmanian suburbia. The story is narrated by a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - oldblack - LibraryThing
I really didn't know what to make of these stories. They certainly didn't engage with my emotions....and I think that was an entirely deliberate strategy by Hodgman. Dramatic events (e.g. sex, death ... Read full review