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Helen Garner discusses her diary accounts of her fight to hold on to a disintegrating marriage.

  • Dates:Feb 27
  • Time(s):1pm
  • Venue:South Lawn, Fremantle Arts Centre

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  • Hosted By:Perth Festival
  • Ticket Price:$19
  • Venue:South Lawn, Fremantle Arts Centre

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Helen Garner’s third volume of diaries is an account of a woman fighting to hold on to a marriage that is disintegrating around her. Living with a powerfully ambitious writer who is consumed by his work and trying to find a place for her own spirit to thrive, she rails against the confines. At the same time, she is desperate to find the truth in their relationship – and the truth of her own self.  This is a harrowing story, a portrait of the messy, painful, dark side of love lost, of betrayal and sadness and the sheer force of a woman’s anger. But it is also a story of resilience and strength, strewn with sharp insight, moments of joy and hope, the immutable ties of motherhood and the regenerative power of a room of one’s own.  Helen Garner joins us via live stream in conversation with Gillian O’Shaughnessy. Access: WCH / OC / auslan

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