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House of Sticks by [Peggy Frew]

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Length: 289 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Frew's House of Sticks may well be the standout debut Australian novel of 2011."
--Patrick Allington, Adelaide Advertiser

"[A] fascinating debut novel."
--AFR magazine

"My debut Australian novel of the year is Peggy Frew's terrific domestic/rock'n'roll tale, House of Sticks."
--Australian Book Review

"In House of Sticks, Frew creates a penetrating study of the impact of parenthood on a modern couple."
--Big Issue

"[Frew] shows real talent in her debut novel, which is sophisticated and extremely well written...Readers of all ages will enjoy Frew's engaging prose." FOUR STARS
--Bookseller & Publisher magazine

"House of Sticks affords an achingly lifelike glimpse into contemporary Australian domesticity. Frew's style is colloquial, photorealistic, and yet in its knife-edge focus it is able to slip into a darker, hidden world of psychological fissure and urban dread."
--Canberra Times

"Excellently unnerving...A tantalisingly strong debut."
--Melbourne Review

"[House of Sticks is] the kind of tune that hovers in the air well after the last note has sounded."
--Sunday Age

"An accomplished and compassionate portrait of contemporary family life in all its delights and drudgery."
--Sunday Tasmanian

"Her [Frew's] prose is deceptively powerful...House of Sticks is vivid and contemporary on the page."
--Weekend Australian

"Peggy Frew's crystalline eye observes the shoreline of domestic life...Helen Garner meets Henry James in this suburban gothic, where innocence can turn to menace in a moment, love to resentment, and trust to prickling suspicion."
--Kate Veitch

"Brilliant. Peggy Frew is a superb writer, and this is a remarkably confident debut."
--Clare Bowditch

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  • File Size : 643 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Publisher : Scribe (29 August 2011)
  • Print Length : 289 pages
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Language: : English
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • ASIN : B005Z6YHY4
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