Books by Thea Astley

CODA by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1994

"Astley is a marvelous writer and a hilarious, merciless, and poignant truth-teller."
A spare, sharp-boned bird of a novel, whose song is wrenchingly sad yet full of indomitable spirit. Read full book review >
THE SLOW NATIVES by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 15, 1993

"With humor and bite, then, some deep discoveries about shallow lives."
The work of this Australian writer (Vanishing Points, 1992, etc.)—in a diction studded with some breathtaking images and conceits—continues to strengthen in depth and focus, and Astley again penetrates the shrouding canopies of loneliness to find the hope of rescue. Read full book review >
VANISHING POINTS by Thea Astley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 16, 1992

"Sometimes cerebrally overengaged in style, but always fresh and inventive."
Throughout this Australian writer's harsh-to-playfully satiric novels (Hunting the Wild Pineapple, 1991, etc.), the massive idiocy of institutionalized greed—an individual's or a country's—is dismembered sinew-by-socket. Read full book review >