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Harry and Alice Haskins moved from the city in search of mid-life happiness. But fate has other plans. Alice is struggling with writer's block. Harry, an English professor, is haunted by a beguilingly provocative student. Their children, Joe and Grace, are in danger of capsizing in the deep waters of childhood. And when one of Alice's best friends embarks on a passionate affair, it sets off a chain of events that reverberates through the Haskins family and the rest of Sunnyside with devastating consequences...(Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Raymond, Sam, Charlie and Lucy.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Viking , 2005 .
      Extent: 396p.
      ISBN: 0670042978

Works about this Work

Made in Suburbia : Intra-suburban Narratives in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction Belinda Burns , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 163-179)

'Within twentieth-century Australian fiction, suburbia has long been trivialised, satirised, or ignored as a site incompatible with a narrative of transformation, a location from which to flee. However, little critical attention has been directed on contemporary realist tales of the female protagonist located within the confines of suburbia—an increasingly contested yet arguably still feminine/feminised zone. This chapter examines contemporary representations and narrative trajectories of the suburban female protagonist in twenty-first-century fiction. Drawing on “postfeminist” literary theory and emerging reappraisals of the “everyday” and “home”, the chapter presents evidence of intra-suburban narratives of feminine transformation, which contradict second-wave feminist flight trajectories, thereby reclaiming and elevating fictional suburbia as a critical space in which Australian women writers may locate their stories.'

Source: Abstract.

Subtopia or Sunnyside? Rodney Wetherell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 2 2006; (p. 174-180)
Editor's note: Rodney Wetherell considers the treatment of Melbourne and its suburbs in some recent novels.
Life's Stages Rachel Buchanan , 2005-2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 277 2005-2006; (p. 40-41)

— Review of Man of Water Chris McLeod , 2005 single work novel ; Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
Two Towns, Two Perspectives, One Theme Mark Thomas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2005; (p. 17)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel ; The Book of Tides Elizabeth Stead , 2005 single work novel
Desperate Households Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2005; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
Peyton Place Grows Up Juliette Hughes , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 August 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
Book Review Barry Oakley , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 13 September vol. 123 no. 6487 2005; (p. 68-69)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
What Lies Beneath Katharine England , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 24 September 2005; (p. 10)

— Review of Behind the Moon Hsu-Ming Teo , 2005 single work novel ; Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
Desperate Households Malcolm Knox , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 October 2005; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel
Two Towns, Two Perspectives, One Theme Mark Thomas , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2005; (p. 17)

— Review of Sunnyside Joanna Murray-Smith , 2005 single work novel ; The Book of Tides Elizabeth Stead , 2005 single work novel
Storms in Teacups Angela Bennie , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2005; (p. 20-21)
Subtopia or Sunnyside? Rodney Wetherell , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 65 no. 2 2006; (p. 174-180)
Editor's note: Rodney Wetherell considers the treatment of Melbourne and its suburbs in some recent novels.
Made in Suburbia : Intra-suburban Narratives in Contemporary Australian Women’s Fiction Belinda Burns , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Claiming Space for Australian Women's Writing 2017; (p. 163-179)

'Within twentieth-century Australian fiction, suburbia has long been trivialised, satirised, or ignored as a site incompatible with a narrative of transformation, a location from which to flee. However, little critical attention has been directed on contemporary realist tales of the female protagonist located within the confines of suburbia—an increasingly contested yet arguably still feminine/feminised zone. This chapter examines contemporary representations and narrative trajectories of the suburban female protagonist in twenty-first-century fiction. Drawing on “postfeminist” literary theory and emerging reappraisals of the “everyday” and “home”, the chapter presents evidence of intra-suburban narratives of feminine transformation, which contradict second-wave feminist flight trajectories, thereby reclaiming and elevating fictional suburbia as a critical space in which Australian women writers may locate their stories.'

Source: Abstract.

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