#AWW2021 Reaching Tin River
It’s hard to dislike this book b/c
I admire Thea Astley as a writer
…but it is hard to defend it.
Ms Astely’s first novels were dazzling….
filled with autobiographical tidbits and
a dense almost poetic style.
“Reachng Tin River” was her last novel
and she felt pressured to produce a novel
every 2 years..or you’re dead meat.
Ms Astely wrote 5 drafts of this book and
I am afraid that was not enough to create a
book I will long remember. On the contrary
…I’ll forget this one after today.