A collection of short stories, The Home Girls quickly established Olga Masters as one of the most powerful and original new Australian writers. Each story is a study of the manifestations of power within the family. Twenty incisive domestic dramas are played out on the stage of poverty-stricken small town rural life where no-one's secrets are safe.
"One of the best writers of fiction in Australia." (The Bulletin)
"She had a wonderful, unsenitmental eye for the little ironies, tensions and even cruelty of households, and a beautifully spare, concise way of expressing them." (The Sun Herald)
"Masters deftly captures the joys, sorrows and humor of family life. Each story is a mini-drama set in a poor, rural part of Australia. Life in this setting is quite bleak, with emotions running to the extreme and family members often having only each other to rely upon. Narrator Natalie Bate is a diverse and accomplished actress who entrancingly presents a prose with which most of us are less than familiar. Her presentation enhances this non-American and non-British English literature in a way that a visual reading could not." (AudioFile Magazine)
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