By Helen Garner
Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, most sensible actual Crime, 2015
A Times Literary Supplement e-book of the 12 months, 2014
On the night of four September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was once using his 3 sons domestic to their mom, Cindy, whilst his automobile left the line and plunged right into a dam. the men, elderly ten, seven and , drowned. was once this an act of revenge or a sad twist of fate? The courtroom case turned Helen Garner’s obsession. She it on its protracted direction until eventually the ultimate verdict.
In this completely compelling booklet, Helen Garner tells the tale of a guy and his damaged existence. She offers the theatre of the court with its actors and viewers, all accrued for the aim of bearing witness to the reality, avid gamers within the awesome and unpredictable drama of the search for justice.
This condominium of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable booklet via one in every of Australia’s so much well known writers.
Helen Garner’s first novel, Monkey Grip won the 1978 nationwide publication Council Award, and was once tailored for movie in 1981. seeing that then she has released novels, brief tales, essays, and have journalism. In 1995 she released The First Stone, a debatable account of a Melbourne collage sexual harassment case. Joe Cinque's Consolation (2004) used to be a non-fiction examine of 2 homicide trials in Canberra. In 2006 Helen Garner got the inaugural Melbourne Prize for Literature. Her newest novel, The Spare Room (2008), received the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Queensland Premier’s Award for Fiction and the Barbara Jefferis Award, and has been translated into many languages. Helen Garner lives in Melbourne.
‘This condominium of Grief (Text) is a gripping account of a homicide trial within which few of the contributors act and react in methods we would are expecting. It’s an exam not only of what occurred, but in addition of what we like to think and what we can't face believing.’ Julian Barnes, Books of the yr, TLS
‘Helen Garner’s account of the trial is a non-literary edition of Truman Capote’s In chilly Blood (1966).’ Eileen Battersby, Books of the 12 months, Irish Times
‘Helen Garner is a useful consultant into harrowing territory and provides strong and unforgettable insights. This condominium of Grief, in its restraint and keep watch over, bears comparability with In chilly Blood.’ Kate Atkinson
‘As related to, heart-rending and unsettling a learn as you can locate, a true-life account of 3 deaths and an ordeal that leaves you with a profound experience of unease as its drama unfolds, and demanding questions about how we pass judgement on guilt and innocence.’ The Times
‘This condominium of Grief is a powerful ebook concerning the majesty of the legislation and the poor subject of the human heart...If you learn not anything else this yr, learn this tale of the sorrow and pity of innocents drowned and the spectres and enigmas of guilt.’ Peter Craven, Weekend Australian
‘[Garner] has became a court drama into whatever deeply human.’ Jennifer Byrne, Australian Women’s Weekly
‘It grabbed me by means of the throat within the comparable manner that the podcast sequence “Serial” did. Ms. Garner brilliantly and compassionately recounts the harrowing, real-life trial of Robert Farquharson.’ Gillian Anderson, Wall road Journal, Books of the 12 months 2015