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Winner of the New South Wales Premier's Christina Stead Prize for best Australian work of fiction in 1995.
"Lily Brett's third novel is about a happy marriage, the presence of death in life, the yearning for meaning and the realization that making sense of life is sheer farce. Esther Zepler and her husband, Sean, both expats from Melbourne, live and work in New York. They are both successful - she writes obituaries for papers worldwide and he is an artist. They are also successful parents. Brett writes with great wit and a sometimes shockingly base humor which is always very funny - for my money she's much better than Nora Ephron. Nothing is out of place in this novel as it concentrates upon Esther's life, her pain as well as her happiness. The pleasure of Just Like That is that is has great intellectual poise while it exploits all the joys of the contemporary novel. Like Catch 22 it is a serious novel that is often hilarious. Esther Zepler is a wonderful creation. ... A fabulously good novel." -the Sunday Age (Melbourne)
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Lily Brett is the Australian author of five novels, seven volumes of poetry, and three books of essays. Her 2001 novel "Too Many Men" was a critically acclaimed bestseller that received starred reviews from Booklist and Publishers' Weekly. Her most recent novel is "You Gotta Have Balls" (2006).
Her sixth novel, "Lola Bensky," is being published this autumn in Australia and Germany.
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Book Description Macmillan, Sydney, 1994. Hardback. 1st Australian Edition. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. 410 pages. Seller Inventory # 92696
Book Description Macmillan Australia, Sydney, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. 410p. Original red boards, gilt lettering to spine. From the Greg Gatenby collection. Gatenby was the Canadian author who served as artistic director of the famous Toronto Harbourfront Reading Series and the International Festival of Authors. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page. The inscription reads: "For dear Greg. Thank you for your care and your generous spirit. Lily Brett, Toronto, April 1995." This novel is Brett's third fictional work. This true first printing is in superb condition. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 31284