A novel about friendship, love, work and motherhood, 1970s style
It’s 1977, and warm, bohemian Libby Kinsella – stay-at-home mother, genius entertainer and gifted cook – is lonely. And so when two other mothers suddenly decide to leave their husbands, and move out with their children, she joins them, forming a household which is part hippy commune, and part strict group home. Their husbands aren’t happy about it, though, and neither are their children.
Set against a backdrop of inner-city grunge, far-out parties and Abba songs, The Women and The Girls is a funny, questioning and moving novel about friendship, work, family, and freedom.
Published by Allen & Unwin