"My name is Jessie and I think it's hilarious that Mum is struggling through a bad book instead of patting me"
The sun came out to play while I was reading this weekend
I carried this book up a mountain and back today, just so I could read at the top! It follows the functions of women in the masculine-dominated world with stunning honesty and critical clarity. Written in the early 70s, I feel it may have lost a little of its power over the years but nevertheless I'm still enjoying it.
The longer stories in this book showcase exactly why Cheng has won awards for writing; perfectly capturing the fragmented and nuanced existence of modern Australian culture. Unfortunately the shorter stories in this book always left me feeling unsatisfied, seemingly ending right as they got started.