Snake

Kate Jennings

‘“Snake” is a book that will come to be regarded as a classic account of the realities of Australian rural life.’ People Magazine

Irene is clever, ambitious, easily seduced, and tempted by everything-everything beyond the confines of her life on a remote Australian farm and her marriage to a man she might once, briefly, have loved. Rex, her quiet, adoring, responsible husband, bears mostly silent witness as Irene wrestles with her duties as wife and mother, tends her garden, and imaginatively resists her fate, as their marriage unravels inexorably, bitterly, spectacularly.

‘The brief scenes, often seemingly random and catching the absolute rub of the quotidian, possess what feels like a holographic shimmer…”Snake” is clearly the work of a powerful imagination.’ Carol Shields, New York Times Book Review

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