A Woman of the Future: Text Classics

A Woman of the Future: Text Classics

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Author: Ireland, David
ISBN: 9781922079824
Publisher: Text Publishing
Year First Published: 2012
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 199mm x 132mm x 30mm
Format: Paperback / softback

Introduced by Favel Parrett
'Mother's stomach bellied out like a sail. Young, she was unable to say no to anyone who asked her to make love. Her reasons for her behaviour were all her own; never, after she'd had me did she allow another man to enter her; my birth was her real marriage. And when I was six, she shut herself away entirely.'
A Woman of the Future, first published in 1979, was David Ireland's best-selling sixth novel and his third to win the Miles Franklin Award.
An imaginative tour de force, it is the story of the young life of Anthea Hunt-from conception to sexual awakening. It is controversial and brilliant, and unlike anything else in Australian literature.
Now published as a Text Classic, it features a new introduction from Kate Jennings.
'Immense originality, wit and gritty wisdom...David Ireland has reached the top.' Patrick White
'Superlative powers of observation...a very rewarding read.' Manning Clark

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