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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Anyone can see the place where the children died. You take the Princes Highway past Geelong, and keep going west in the direction of Colac. Late in August 2006, soon after I had watched a magistrate commit Robert Farquharson to stand trial before a jury on three charges of murder, I headed out that way on a Sunday morning, across the great volcanic plain.

'On the evening of 4 September 2005, Father’s Day, Robert Farquharson, a separated husband, was driving his three sons home to their mother, Cindy, when his car left the road and plunged into a dam. The boys, aged ten, seven and two, drowned. Was this an act of revenge or a tragic accident? The court case became Helen Garner’s obsession. She followed it on its protracted course until the final verdict.

'In this utterly compelling book, Helen Garner tells the story of a man and his broken life. She presents the theatre of the courtroom with its actors and audience, all gathered for the purpose of bearing witness to the truth, players in the extraordinary and unpredictable drama of the quest for justice.

T'his House of Grief is a heartbreaking and unputdownable book by one of Australia’s most admired writers.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To the Victorian Supreme Court:

    'this treasury of pain, this house of power and grief'

    –Dezso Kosztolanyi : Kornel Esti

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 300p.
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      • Published 20 August 2014
      ISBN: 9781922079206
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 4 January 2016
      ISBN: 9781925240689

Works about this Work

Truth on Trial Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 24 2016; (p. 141-149)
'How recent Australian true-crime books have rejected male authority in court narratives and explored 'truth' through feelings.' (141)
Simsion Leaves Library in Top Spot Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 16)
Garner's Court Dramas Find a Happy End Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 March 2016; (p. 18)
International Non-fiction Prize for Author Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 March 2016; (p. 13)
Lunch With Helen Garner Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9-10 April 2016; (p. 4)
On Darkness Helen Garner , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Everywhere I Look 2016; (p. 141-152)
Killer Dad's Story Wins Top WA Book Prize William Yeoman , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 October 2016; (p. 11)
This House of Grief by Helen Garner Review Kate Clanchy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 January 2016;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Writers Urged to Follow Serial Killer Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2015; (p. 15)
The Darkness in Every One of Us Helen Garner , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 113 2015; (p. 40-45)
'The article presents a speech given by author Helen Garner titled "How Can We Write About Darkness," delivered at the Sydney Writer's Festival on May 21, 2015. She discusses her book "This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial" featuring the trials of Robert Farquharson who was accussed of drowning his three sons. She explains how human beings shield against the darkness.'
Helen Garner’s True Crime Award Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 August 2015; (p. 12)
Garner Gets Nod with Ned Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 August 2015; (p. 19)
Grief Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Mothers & Others : Australian Writers on Why Not All Women Are Mothers and Not All Mothers Are the Same 2015; (p. 137-146)
The Mechanics of Justice Anna Hedigan , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Author , December vol. 47 no. 2 2015; (p. 3-6)
'A new literary take on true crime means renewed audience fascination with the developing entanglement between writer and subject.'
y This House of Grief by Helen Garner Melanie Joosten , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9463871 2015 single work criticism
A Jury of Humans Natalie Taylor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 498-499)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Into the Darkness Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 16 August 2014; (p. 10) The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 August 2014; (p. 8-9)
'The horrific death of three young brothers shocked the nation and put their father in the dock. Helen Garner watched the case unfold.'
Books of the Year Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 December 2014; (p. 14-17)
Review : House of Grief Matthia Dempsey , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 1 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Helen Garner : This House of Grief : The Story of a Murder Trial Lou Murphy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2014;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Review : House of Grief Matthia Dempsey , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , vol. 94 no. 1 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Helen Garner : This House of Grief : The Story of a Murder Trial Lou Murphy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2014;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Into the Abyss Peter Craven , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 23-24 August 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
The Drama in the Dark Deeds of the Human Heart Vivid Account of the Farquharson Case Cameron Woodhead , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2014; (p. 29) The Canberra Times , 30 August 2014; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 30-31 August 2014; (p. 28)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Tragedy on the Road to Winchelsea Owen Richardson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 14 September 2014;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
End of the Road David Marr , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Monthly , September no. 104 2014; (p. 48-49)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Our Terrible Projections : Helen Garner and the Corridors of Empathy Felicity Plunkett , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 364 2014; (p. 15-17)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Well Read Blanche Clark , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 August 2014; (p. 24)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Gut Instinct James Ley , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , December 2014; (p. http://www.sydneyreviewofbooks.com/this-house-of-grief-helen-garner/)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Review : This House of Grief Tim Graham , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , October 2014; (p. 60)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Garner’s This House of Grief Ducks Some Hard Questions Jay Daniel Thompson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 29 October 2014;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
This House of Grief by Helen Garner Review Kate Clanchy , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 8 January 2016;

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
A Jury of Humans Natalie Taylor , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 498-499)

— Review of This House of Grief Helen Garner 2014 single work non-fiction
Into the Darkness Susan Wyndham , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 August 2014; (p. 24) The Canberra Times , 16 August 2014; (p. 10) The Sydney Morning Herald , 16 August 2014; (p. 8-9)
'The horrific death of three young brothers shocked the nation and put their father in the dock. Helen Garner watched the case unfold.'
Books of the Year Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 December 2014; (p. 14-17)
The Darkness in Every One of Us Helen Garner , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: The Monthly , July no. 113 2015; (p. 40-45)
'The article presents a speech given by author Helen Garner titled "How Can We Write About Darkness," delivered at the Sydney Writer's Festival on May 21, 2015. She discusses her book "This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial" featuring the trials of Robert Farquharson who was accussed of drowning his three sons. She explains how human beings shield against the darkness.'
Helen Garner’s True Crime Award Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 August 2015; (p. 12)
Garner Gets Nod with Ned Jason Steger , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 August 2015; (p. 19)
Grief Debra Adelaide , 2015 single work essay
— Appears in: Mothers & Others : Australian Writers on Why Not All Women Are Mothers and Not All Mothers Are the Same 2015; (p. 137-146)
Writers Urged to Follow Serial Killer Linda Morris , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 September 2015; (p. 15)
The Mechanics of Justice Anna Hedigan , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Author , December vol. 47 no. 2 2015; (p. 3-6)
'A new literary take on true crime means renewed audience fascination with the developing entanglement between writer and subject.'
Truth on Trial Lou Heinrich , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kill Your Darlings , January no. 24 2016; (p. 141-149)
'How recent Australian true-crime books have rejected male authority in court narratives and explored 'truth' through feelings.' (141)
Simsion Leaves Library in Top Spot Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16-17 January 2016; (p. 16)
Garner's Court Dramas Find a Happy End Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2 March 2016; (p. 18)
International Non-fiction Prize for Author Susan Wyndham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 3 March 2016; (p. 13)
Lunch With Helen Garner Jason Steger , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 9-10 April 2016; (p. 4)
y This House of Grief by Helen Garner Melanie Joosten , Melbourne : CAE Book Group , 2015 9463871 2015 single work criticism
On Darkness Helen Garner , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Everywhere I Look 2016; (p. 141-152)
Killer Dad's Story Wins Top WA Book Prize William Yeoman , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 October 2016; (p. 11)
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