'Kate says she doesn’t know what to say about writing. When people ask, she tells them to prepare for a life of failure.
'Award-winning writer Erik Jensen plunges the reader into the world of acclaimed novelist, poet and pioneering feminist Kate Jennings. Weaving in his interviews with Jennings in New York, he shows how poetry, politics and family were transmuted into her first novel, Snake – a work of art that depicts rural Australia in a funny, cutting and unforgettable way. This is a biography of a book and the life that made it.' (Publication summary)
Dedication: For Nell
Epigraph: 'Life is short...the occasion fleeting; experience deceitful, and judgment difficult.' - Hippocrates