Coda by Thea Astley

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With her husband gone and her memory failing, Kathleen faces old age alone, until her children's callousness and self-absorption force her to take dramatic steps to retain her beloved freedom. By the author of The Slow Natives.
 

About Thea Astley

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Thea Astley was born in Brisbane in 1925. She attended the University of Queensland before teaching in both Queensland and New South Wales. She was on the staff at Macquarie University in Sydney from 1968 to 1980. Astley has won the Miles Franklin Award four times: The Well Dressed Explorer in 1962, The Slow Natives in 1965, The Acolyte in 1972, and Drylands in 2000. Astley's novel, The Multiple Effects of Rainshadow, was nominated in 1997 for the Miles Franklin Award. Thea Astley is featured on the Albert Street (Brisbane) literary trail, which commemorates authors who have used Brisbane as a locale.
 
Published January 1, 1994 by Minerva. 188 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Prize-winning Australian writer Astley (The Slow Natives) has written another chronicle in which domestic lives are lived at uncomprehending cross-purposes and disappointing offspring exact petty revenge.

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