By permission of Penguin Group (Australia)
y Monkey Grip single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Monkey Grip
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Set in inner suburban 1970s Melbourne, Monkey Grip describes the fluid relationships of a community of friends who are living and loving in new ways. Nora falls in love with Javo the junkie, and together they try to make sense of their lives and the choices they have made.

Adaptations

form y Monkey Grip Ken Cameron , Helen Garner , Australia : Pavilion Films , 1981 Z820614 1982 single work film/TV (taught in 1 units)

Set in inner Melbourne over two summers, Monkey Grip is a frank portrayal of a divorced mother who is attempting to cope with both her thirteen-year-old daughter and her own relationship with a drug addict, while also trying to get into the music business. As she battles to regain control of her life, we meet an array of talented and reckless musicians, actors, and writers, all of whom play a part in her world and most of whom refuse to live by society's rules.

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1978 .
      Extent: 245p.
      Reprinted: 1983 , 1996 0140256482
      ISBN: 0140049533
      Series: Australian Penguin Books Penguin (publisher), series - publisher
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Virago ,
      1980 .
      Extent: [7], 245p.
      ISBN: 0860681335
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Seaview Books ,
      1981 .
      Extent: 245p.
      ISBN: 0872236773
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2008 .
      By permission of Penguin Group (Australia)
      Extent: 384p.
      ISBN: 9780143180036
      Series: Penguin Modern Classics series - publisher
    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2009 .
      Extent: 245p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 29 June 2009.
      ISBN: 9780143202714
      Series: y Popular Penguins Penguin (publisher), Camberwell : Penguin , 2008- Z1605341 2008 series - publisher novel essay short story
Language: French
    • Paris,
      c
      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      des Femmes ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 361p.
      ISBN: 2721003135

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Australia in Three Books Sofie Laguna , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 75 no. 1 2016; (p. 21-23)
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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 369 2015; (p. 30-32)

'In 1978, Australia’s two most coveted national literary prizes of the time were both won by women: Helen Garner’s first novel Monkey Grip (1977) won the National Book Council Award for fiction, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award was won by Tirra Lirra by the River (1978), Jessica Anderson’s fourth novel. Both of these books have since become classics of Australian literature, rarely out of print and regularly rediscovered by new generations of readers.' (Author's introduction 30)

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'Explores the real people and events behind Helen Garner's groundbreaking debut novel Monkey Grip and the impact it had on Australia's artistic, political and cultural identity.' (Production summary)

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