Blue Skies: Text Classics

Author(s): Helen Hodgman


In Helen Hodgman's dazzlingly written debut a young woman is trapped in a small city on an island at the end of the world - by motherhood and an absent husband, by busybody in-laws and neighbours, by a drab society yet to throw off the shackles of its colonial past. A darkly funny tale of a crack-up in stultifying suburbia, Blue Skies marked the emergence of a unique, acerbic voice in Australian fiction. This edition includes an introduction by the acclaimed Tasmanian author Danielle Wood.


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* Extract from Danielle Wood's introduction to be placed in a major Australian newspaper * Interviews with Danielle Wood on Tasmanian and wider Australian radio * Wide review coverage in broadsheet and tabloid newspapers, and women's magazines across Australia and New Zealand * Shared advertising in magazines like ABR, Monthly, Big Issue * Early reading copies available to the trade * Feature title in Text newsletters, website and social media campaigns

Helen Hodgman is the author of the novels Blue Skies (1976), Jack and Jill (1978; winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), Broken Words (1988; winner of the Christina Stead Prize), Passing Remarks (1996), Waiting for Matindi (1998) and The Bad Policeman (2001).

General Fields

  • : 9781925498370
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : 0.145
  • : May 2017
  • : 197mm X 126mm X 12mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Helen Hodgman
  • : Paperback
  • : 617
  • : English
  • : 192