Disreputable People

Penelope Rowe
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A short story collection about families and the secrets they hold.

I know it's a disgrace . Squeak has held me personally responsible. It does not reflect well on her corporate image to have such disreputable people as myself and Phyllis in her past, but I've made a deal with her that I won't breathe a word to anyone about what went on .

From the scandalous, wry and blackly comic, to the reflective and deeply moving, these stories from the author of Tiger Country and Blood Songs explore the lives of families, friends and rivals with insight, economy and grace.

Author bio:

Penelope Rowe graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Master of Criminology in 2004. She has worked as a teacher in secondary schools and adult education, a journalist, Opera House guide, sales representative, editor, and writer/presenter for ABC radio and SBS television. When Rowe published her autobiography in 2005, she contextualised its content stating that The Best of Times, The Worst of Times was not intended to be her 'life story' but rather, the story of her 'experience with bipolar illness'. Living with manic depression for more than forty-five years, as an author Rowe has drawn inspiration from her struggle with this 'unpredictable enemy'. For an example of how this struggle has been reflected in Rowe's writing, see the novels Blood Songs (1997) and Dance for the Ducks (1976).

Category: Popular fiction
ISBN: 9781743313947
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: October 2012
Page Extent: 288
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Popular fiction

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