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. Bookseller Inventory # 92696
Book Description MacMillan, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 410 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Fiction; ISBN: 0732907942. ISBN/EAN: 9780732907945. Library of Congress No: 94209822. Dewey Code: 813 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB11481. Bookseller Inventory # RB11481