Helen Garner, Penqiuin Books, Ringwood, 1981, Softcover.


Black cover blurb:


'Smack habit, love habit - what's the difference? They both can kill you.'

Nora's addiction is romantic love;


Javo's is hard drugs.


Nora,'a fast faker...neat sharp and steady', and Javo, her violently blue-eyed lover, are trapped in a desperate relationship. The harder they pull away, the tighter the monkey grip. "Monkey Grip brings home the fact that there are an overwhelming number of alternatives open to us all in today's world, and that these do not necessarily make life easier or more satisfying. But one makes of it what one can." Sydney Morning Herald "It's a well-written book, tense and wry and funny, with places and moods conveyed with low key lyricism." Cleo "One has to confess it's the sort of book you can't put down." Melbourne Herald Monkey Grip is now a major Austrailian motion picture from Pavilion Films, produced by Pat Lovell, directed by Ken Cameron, and starring Noni Hazelhurst, Colin Friels and Harold Hopkins. The cover photograph, of Noni Hazelhurst as Nora, is by Ian Potter.



Condition; Good the front cover has some creasing.

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