Cosmo Cosmolino: Text Classics

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Text Publishing Company, Apr 26, 2012 - Fiction - 304 pages

He straightened his spine, raised his head, and extended his gun arm towards me in a slow, vertical arc. I saw then what he was, and stood still in front of him, for he was here on business. He was a small, serious, stone-eyed angel of mercy.

Janet is a skeptic, a journalist; Maxine revels in New Age fantasies; and Ray, a drifter, is a born-again Christian. The common ground is the house they share. But their fragile domestic balance is about to explode amid the smashing of ukeleles, the unexpected ascension of an angel, and a sudden shower of jonquils.

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User Review  - whirled - LibraryThing

For my money, no Australian writer - and precious few across the globe - can match Helen Garner's wit or versatility. In the three linked stories of Cosmo Cosmolino, Garner casts a typically ... Read full review

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User Review  - PennyAnne - LibraryThing

I knew of Helen Garner from her non-fiction work but had never read any of her fiction. This book, in three parts, tells the story of Janet and of the house she comes to share with Maxine and Ray. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

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 and the Western Australian Premier’s Book Award. In 2019 she was honoured with the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. Her novels include The Children’s Bach, Monkey Grip and The Spare Room. She lives in Melbourne.

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