Susan Hampton

Anything Can Happen

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Expected release date is 15th Nov 2023

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Warm and wry, mixing high culture and suburban realism, the laconic and the artful, Anything Can Happen is a memoir from one of Australia’s literary trailblazers. Funny, heartbreaking, it has exactly the arc of a good story, with a theme about storytelling and lies and how truth and memory are complex.

It keeps in play so many things: irony and spirituality, a slice of social history of Sydney’s inner west, a farm in Victoria, a lesbian subculture, Mardi Gras, the literary pleasures of teaching writing. Juxtaposition is her gift, as is the very natural speaking voice. With the eye of a poet, and the dry drollery of someone who has experienced it all, straight and married, gay and married, mother, friend, lover, writer, this is a raw and powerful account of a life lived fully.

Author: Susan Hampton

Paperback  Published November 2023  150 pages

‘I love this memoir - it's the sort of writing Hampton excels at. There's no-one else I know who can hit that dry, droll, edgy note and conjure place and time and character and the random nature of memory and story-telling.’ – Kim Mahood

‘Alive and compelling, and served up in perfect mouthfuls, like an antipasto plate . . . Honesty, great sentences, good flow. Surprises, escalation, energy, digression and return, causation.’ – Gail Bell

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