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Jun 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Many people will know Australian writer Charlotte Wood as the author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things, which was published in the UK in 2016.

Pieces of a Girl is her debut novel, published by Pan Macmillan Australia in 1999 after it won the 1998 Jim Hamilton Award for an unpublished manuscript.

The blurb on my edition describes it as “one of the most moving and original novels to have emerged from Australia in recent years” — almost 20 years later, I’d have to concur.

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Oct 27, 2009 rated it really liked it
A short novel, only 192 pages, and impossible to put down, the writing is so beautiful it was a joy to read for the writing alone.

It is difficult to say much about this book without giving away the theme, which gradually makes itself apparent as you read and which had me comtemplating the consequences long afterwards.
This is my second reading and I know I will read it again some day.

Also highly recommended are Charlotte Wood's more recent and I think even better novels, The Submerged Cathedral,
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Lovely evocative writing. The narrator talks of her inner worlds convincingly and beautifully. It is only a short book, but it will stay with me for a long time.
Absorbing, mind expanding, dysfunctional mother, survival, love.
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The Australian newspaper has described Charlotte Wood as "one of our most original and provocative writers.”

She is the author of five novels and a book of non-fiction. Her latest novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Indie Book of the Year and Indie Fiction Book of the Year prizes, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, and longlisted for the Mil

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