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Cotters' England by Christina Stead
Time Warner Books 1980

In this vivid, disturbing and bleakly comic novel, the author explores post-war England through the working class Cotter family. Stead's depictions of selfishness and the twisted dynamics of family relationships at times ring searingly true, at others almost as grotesque parody. This is a great novel, savagely comic, demanding angry understanding for people and a country whose lives are blighted by the past.
Christina Stead was born in Sydney.

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