Author(s): Helen Hodgman
In Helen Hodgman's dazzlingly written debut a young woman is trapped in a small city on an island at the end of the world - by motherhood and an absent husband, by busybody in-laws and neighbours, by a drab society yet to throw off the shackles of its colonial past. A darkly funny tale of a crack-up in stultifying suburbia, Blue Skies marked the emergence of a unique, acerbic voice in Australian fiction. This edition includes an introduction by the acclaimed Tasmanian author Danielle Wood.
* Extract from Danielle Wood's introduction to be placed in a major Australian newspaper * Interviews with Danielle Wood on Tasmanian and wider Australian radio * Wide review coverage in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, and women's magazines across Australia and New Zealand * Shared advertising in magazines like ABR, Monthly, Big Issue * Early reading copies available to the trade * Feature title in Text newsletters, website and social media campaigns
Helen Hodgman is the author of the novels Blue Skies (1976), Jack and Jill (1978; winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Broken Words (1988; winner of the Christina Stead Prize), Passing Remarks (1996), Waiting for Matindi (1998) and The Bad Policeman (2001).