Amy's Children: Text Classics

by Olga Masters

Publisher: The Text Publishing Company

Publication Date: June 26, 2013

ISBN: 9781922147080

Binding: Paperback

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Abandoned by her feckless husband during the Depression, Amy decides to leave her country town - and her three infant children - and try her luck in the big smoke. Life in wartime Sydney is far from easy, but for Amy there are the hard-won satisfactions of an office job and a house of her own. Until her eldest, Kathleen, appears needing a home while she attends high school. And Amy falls in love with a married man... Enlivened with note-perfect observations of the everyday, wrenching in its portrayal of a young woman struggling to succeed yet often wilfully ignorant of her own children, Olga Masters' second and last novel is a triumph. At its centre is Amy, one of the great characters in Australian literature. This edition comes with an introduction by the novelist Eva Hornung.