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By Margaret Merrilees

Marian could not see the woman's eyes at the back of her glasses, and was once packed with panic. That bosom was once no longer for convenience. no longer for Marian. She, Marian, was once the following in order that this lady, this psychologist, may perhaps divulge her failure to be a formal mom. Marian Anditon's existence is shattered via an motion of her son's. because the days cross she is haunted by means of layers of grief that get up round her just like the salt of the degraded earth. Marian's daily heroism, her earthy humour and innate honesty, maintain her as she confronts her personal tragedy and sees past it to different ethical ambiguities of white Australian existence - racism, environmental harm. This novel has its roots in an old panorama - the dry farming nation round Koikyennuruff (the Stirling levels) within the south of Western Australian. it's the tale of a trip from the rustic to the town and again back, the adventure of every week that may swap Marian's lifestyles endlessly. 'The First Week' gained the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at Adelaide Writers' Week.

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