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    y Just Between Us : Australian Women Writers Tell the Truth About Female Friendship Just between Us : Australian Women Writers on the Fraught, Funny World of Female Friendship Maya Linden (editor), Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013 5986860 2013 anthology short story prose 'Empathetic, supportive and respectful...

    'Or competitive, manipulative and downright bitchy?

    'Or somewhere in between?

    In Just Between Us, a host of Australia's best-loved female writers bare all on this age-old quandary: Are female friendships all-natural and nurturing? Or are some more damaging than delightful? And most of all, what happens when female relationships go off the rails? And who is to blame? While falling in and out of romantic love is a well-documented experience, losing a friend rarely gets discussed. Which doesn't mean the pain is less - quite the opposite, as we discover in this extraordinary collection of heartfelt fiction and non-fiction works that put female friendship in the spotlight.

    'Nikki Gemmell looks at the hardwiring that keeps us bonded in tightly knit packs, but makes us feel oh-so-claustrophic in mothers' groups and at the school gate. Melina Marchetta reveals the peculiar shame of being overlooked for the high-status netball positions of Centre and Goal Attack. Alice Pung unravels the aggressively Anglo-Saxon rituals of afternoon tea and bridal preparations, and wonders quietly if the purpose of these rituals is to exclude. Liz Byrski conducts a forensic examination of her own friendship history, and finds some uncomfortable patterns. And Merridy Eastman pens a letter from Helena to Hermia from A Midsummer Night's Dream, which shines the light on one of literature's most famously dysfunctional female friendships.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia , 2013
    pg. 139-162
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