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Merve Emre

Merve Emre is an associate professor of English at Oxford.

Helen Garner

Merve Emre, 21 March 2019

To read​ a novel by Helen Garner is to intrude on characters living their lives with no regard for your presence. You wander into their stories with the same sense of abandon with which they wander into Melbourne flophouses, drug dens, the homes of old and new lovers. ‘In the old brown house on the corner, a mile from the middle of the city, we ate bacon for breakfast every morning of...

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